Teaching update

I’ve been trying for weeks to upload photos of the fantastic finished books. Unfortunately wordpress is having serious photo upload issues
( I thought it was just me not doing it right !! )
Keep you posted.
J

Teaching DSA

Because of the snow yesterday my 2 day Bookbinding teaching was reduced to 1 very full day. So we raced through non adhesive to full case binding, and lots in between.  I only managed to get a couple of quick photos, but there is already some lovely books being made……to be continued next week.

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Stab bind back

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Detail of non adhesive fold

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Non adhesive fold

May 2014

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Today has been a snow day!!! I couldnt get my truck down the driveway, and most of Dunedin was closed, so I lit the fire and have caught up on things.
I have had a busy and productive few months. I made work for the RSM Law Plunket Art Show, in Timaru. I am all prepared for some co-teaching at Dunedin School of Art,

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I’m nearly there, solving the problematic glaze for my commission set, but did finish this lone house for a private collection. So now all I need is more hours in the day so that I can tick a few more things off my list…

Sculpture on the Peninsula

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Re blogging a post from the fabulous Marion Wassenaar. I just love her ephemeral carbonized objects, such considered thought goes into the work..

Originally posted on Marion Wassenaar:

Carbon boots

Carbon Boots, Recycled, pulped newspaper, fabric and clay transformed into charcoal. 19 x 24 x 32 cm each pair x 7

Carbon Boots, charcoal, 19 x 24 x 32 cm each pair x 7. Situated on the historic Louden homestead verandah.

Sculpture on the Peninsula is a biennial event that takes place at the historic Louden Farm, Teddington on Christchurch’s Banks Peninsula. The event is a weekend fundraiser for Cholmondeley in Governor’s Bay and is hosted by the Lombardy Charitable Trust.

Work boots are regarded as possessing a tough, reliable durability, offering comfort and trusted protection. They are synonymous with the physical production associated with the manual labourer working on the land or employed in industry. Increasingly, however, work boots represent the human contact with the earth in the rescue and rehabilitation of environmental damage. Through concerns that our living world is in crisis, the fragile Carbon boots are created from recycled newspaper and transformed into charcoal works that retain the carbon content in the newspaper. The ephemerality of…

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March 2014

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Well  I am still working away on my commission work, on trial number 1 back in January, the font was too small and became unreadable after firing. This is trial number 2, and I am happy with the size and shape and I’m loving the little windows, but alas, the nature of cobalt glaze is its ability to run, so out of the 6 houses and quotes, I have 1 that I’m happy with.
Further update on the blank journals and notebooks, Yes…… I have a stockist in Port Chalmers at The Crafty Banker , but No , slackness rules supreme, so I still haven’t got a Felt or Etsy sight going  :(         it’s next on my mammoth list of things to get on to !!
I am booked to tutor a Bookbinding skills class for 2nd year print and photography students at Dunedin School of Art in May, so I am busy thinking up ideas and making marquettes, I really enjoy the energy you get from teaching a bunch of students, you have no idea where an idea can go. This class leads into the Book and Art symposium being held at DSA in October .