The Wayzgoose

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair!!

Wayzgoose started in 1979 as a small gathering of friends and colleagues that attracted about 300 visitors; since then it has grown into an eagerly awaited annual event with visitors from across Canada, as well as many international visitors.

The 40th Annual Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair will bring together a fascinating group of private press printers, bookbinders, print makers, paper marblers and other artisans to celebrate the art of the hand-made books – presenting their work to the public, renewing connections with colleagues, and sharing their expertise with the next generation of artists and artisans.

**NEW THIS YEAR**  We have invited ten artisans to present a series of interactive demonstrations, which include: papermaking, hand setting type, letterpress printing, book binding, paper marbling and more!

Sound like fun?  One day only – don’t miss it!!

When: Saturday April 28, 2018. 9am – 5pm
Where:  Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario

For more information, please go here.

What the Fukunishi?

Opening reception is tomorrow, 2pm – 4pm at Graven Feather Gallery; 906 Queen St West!!!  There are a LOT of gorgeous pieces in this show, make it out if you can!

 

 

Wordless Wednesday 21.03.18

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Last Weekend to see Gathered Threads

It’s your last chance to see the group show I’m part of: Gathered Threads.  There are so many talented artists in this show, I’m honoured to be included.  It’s a gorgeous collection of fibre art that you won’t want to miss!

DETAILS
Gathered Threads is a curated group exhibition of textile and fibre artists.

January 18th – February 4th, 2018
Reception January  20th, 2-4pm
Graven Feather, 906 Queen St. W., Toronto

For hours & more info, please see show website here.

Paperhouse Studio + Sprouts Press!

On February 10, I’ll be teaching a new class at Paperhouse Studios: Painted Covers Bookbinding!!  I already love working with the fine folks at Paperhouse, and am really looking forward to introducing this class their.

DETAILS
Join us for a day of unique bookbinding! Students will learn basic paper decorating techniques using acrylic paint and how to bind a variation of the pamphlet stitch, and the bowtie stitch. Everyone will leave with 2 finished, hand bound, customized books.

When:  Saturday February 10, 2018. 11am – 3pm
Where: Paperhouse Studio, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

For more information & to register, please go here.

Wordless Wednesday 31.01.18

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Wordless Wednesday 24.01.18

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Studio Sunday (on a Monday)

This isn’t my studio, and it’s not Sunday, but I don’t care because this was a great weekend of bookbinding.

On Saturday I had the pleasure of teaching my craft to a really wonderful group of people at the Burlington Public Library’s ‘Bookbinding Hub’. We learned the magic of painting your own covers, and turning them into handbound books.

It was a fun afternoon, and look at the results; gorgeous notebooks all around!

If you missed this class and want to join the fun, keep an eye on the Workshops section of my site for upcoming classes.

Wordless Wednesday

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Paper Fair at the Post Office!

Tomorrow is the amazing Paper Fair at Toronto’s First Post Office!  I’ll be there from 4pm – 7pm, but the show runs 12noon -7pm, so be sure to stop by!

New this year you can find vendors both outdoors and indoors, which means more paper goods to choose from!  (Think designers of fancy greeting cards, stationers, bookbinder(s), vendors of paper ephemera, you get the idea!)

What: Paper Fair at Toronto’s First Post Office
When: Saturday June 10, 2017, 12noon – 7pm
Where:  Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide St. East, Toronto

To learn more, please visit the facebook event page here.