will be part of Sebastopol Center for the Arts exhibition


June 22 through July 29, 2018

Opening Reception:  June 22, 6 - 7:30pm

 Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Gallery Open Hours:  Tuesday to Friday 10 - 4 pm Saturday & Sunday 1 - 4 pm

Outwith,   2016.  Four mixed-media constructions: book covers, board & cloth, birch panel.           24 x 24 x 3.25 inches

Outwith, 2016.  Four mixed-media constructions: book covers, board & cloth, birch panel.           24 x 24 x 3.25 inches

"Explorations with Urauchi" at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland








I have been invited to teach a workshop at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center outside of Washington DC this summer.  The description of the workshop is online under  "book arts" and you can enroll by visiting:

More about the class:

Explorations with Urauchi

a Japanese method of backing paper to cloth and/or paper

August 8 & 9,  10am-4pm

Urauchi is a procedure of pasting a paper backing onto cloth or paper using only natural fibers. Traditionally, this method was used to mount Asian scrolls and cover books.  Once backed, cloth and paper have more body and strength and are much easier to manipulate. The backing also provides a protective layer and prevents glue from staining the cloth when covering books.

In this workshop, participants will learn the simple procedure.  However, the focus of the workshop will be experimental and hands-on, exploring it as an art medium. On day one, a variety of materials will be sampled, treatments tried, and materials sandwiched between.  On day two, participants will make a sampler book with their experiments.

Open Studio Residency at Haystack

Recently I applied and was accepted to Haystack's Open Studio Residency. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media. The Open Studio Residency, now in its second year,  provides two weeks of uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media.  The program accommodates approximately fifty participants from a variety of creative disciplines. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among studios depending on the nature of their work.  All of the studios will be staffed by technicians who can assist with projects. Haystack's fab lab will also be open, providing an opportunity for experimentation with digital fabrication as a way to augment and complement  creative practices. This new artist studio, established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, offers another way of looking at craft in a broader context. I will travel to Maine for the residency that runs from  May 25th through  June 6th.  While there I intend to continue my exploration of "cutting" as theme and process as it relates to material and form. I intend to rotate among studios, observing and collecting sensory data from each of the crafts.   My question is how I can translate this data into new ways of seeing, using the new media in the fab lab. I don't pretend to know the possibilities but am curious to  explore other ways of finding forms that are referential to its making.


In Material: E-book

In Material: E-Book

The last few shows that I have posted have come about due to work that I created for the In Material exhibit at Quicksilver Mine Co in Forestville, California last year.  The exhibit featured my work and the work of two other artists, Susan Field and Elizabeth Sher.  We explored materiality through various materials and mediums including stones, book remnants, digital technology and algae.   The e-book documents the exhibit. Take a look.

You can also find a review of this exhibit on the blog of  Satri Pencak, an independent curator in Sonoma County.

In Material blurb book