Last two shows of 2018!

Join me this weekend for my last two shows of 2018!  I’d love to see you, if you can make it to either one.

On Saturday it’s the Kidicarus Holiday Craft Show!  Here you can find a curated line up of vendors with all sorts of handmade wares.  From pottery, to jewellery, to handbound books!

And on Sunday it’s the Bound Book Arts Fair!  Held at the gorgeous Arts & Letters Club, plan to dig deep into book and paper arts at this show and find letterpress, bookbinding, book arts, paper marbling, screenprinting, relief printing and more!

DETAILS:

Handmade Holiday Craft Show (hosted by Kidicarus)

When: Saturday December 8 2018, 11am – 7pm
Where:Church of St Stephen-in-the-field, 365 College St, Toronto

For more information, please go here.

 

Bound Book Arts Fair
When: Sunday December 9, 2018  11am – 5pm
Where: Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm St., Toronto (near Yonge & Dundas)

For more information, please go here.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

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BOUND Book Arts Fair

Things will be a bit different around Sprouts Press this Autumn.  I’m taking a break from the One of a Kind Show, and using this time to participate in some of my favourite shows that I couldn’t over the last few years.

For example, BOUND Book Arts Fair! (previously held at OCAD, now at the Arts & Letters Club). As a student, this show was the first time I sold one of my handbound blank books and realized that I could, in fact, make some money as an artist.  I remember spending hours making case-bound books to sell for a mere $20 each.  I also remember the thrill of selling my first pieces – what joy!

I’d love for you to stop by and say Hi, and witness this new version of the Book Arts Fair (and at the gorgeous Arts & Letters Club!).

When:  Sunday December 9, 2018.  11am – 5pm
Where: Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm St., Toronto (near Yonge & Dundas)

For more information, please go here.

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Book Arts in Grimsby

This Saturday is the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair in Grimsby!  I’ll be there with my wares, among so many other talented bookbinders, printmakers, papermakers, small press and everything between.  It’s also the 40th anniversary of the show!  I’d love for you to come out and say Hi, and see what it’s all about.

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

For more information please go here.

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.

Ex Libris!

I’m so excited for a NEW workshop!!  It’s a bit different than my usual classes, but every bit as fun and rewarding.

Learn how to design, create, and print your own Ex Libris bookplate! In this workshop students will learn basic relief printing techniques, using 3″ x 3″ softoleum blocks and lino cutting tools. Simple designs will be encouraged for beginners. Then students will print their blocks in a small edition of 10, in one colour, creating the perfect adornment for their book collection!

When: Sunday March 25, 2018. 10am – 5pm
Where: Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, 180 Shaw St., Unit 102, Toronto.

For more information & to register, please go here.

Wunderkammer Show: Last Weekend!

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the opening of our team’s first gallery show, Wunderkammer: Cabinet of Curiosity.  It’s a curated selection of science-based art and craft, it’s a really fun show!

If you weren’t able to join us for the opening and haven’t popped in to take a look at the amazing work by local artists and artisans, this is the last call.  Show closes May 28th, which is this sunday.

Show hours are:
Tuesdays: 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesdays through Sundays: noon to 6 pm
The Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St W

Wunderkammer Show

Image: Ele Willoughby

This past saturday was the opening for the group show I’m in: Wunderkammer: The Cabinet of Curiosity.  It was curated by the Captain of the Toronto Etsy Street Team and all pieces included are of a science/nature theme.  I’m so proud to have one of my artists books (and paintings!) alongside so many other talented makers.  Scroll through the photos for a quick sampling of the work on display.

Image: Ele Willoughby

Image: Ele Willoughby

If you weren’t able to make the opening, don’t worry!  The show runs from now till May 28 at The Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St West, Toronto

Show hours are:
Tuesdays: 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesdays through Sundays: noon to 6 pm

For more information and to see the website, go here.

Wordless Wednesday 05.10.16

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A Bookbinding Workshop at a Print Museum

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Just a couple of days ago I had the pleasure of teaching a workshop alongside these fine fellows at Mackenzie House Museum here in Toronto.  It was a combination bookbinding & printmaking class, geared at learning traditional techniques and using analogue tools and equipment.  It was great fun, everyone left with a unique journal they handbound and then printed themselves!

The entire month of April is Print Month over at Mackenzie House!  There are more printmaking events happening at the museum, see their website for details.

To see a list of Sprouts Press’ upcoming bookbinding workshops go here.