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Sure glad you were not holding your breath…

…waiting for me to make another post here! Hah! Already a year has passed since my last post and a lot of life has happened.   Two major developments: I have removed my work from Gallery 708 in Cincinnati (not enough sales of my work after a year, unfortunately) and I have officially retired from… Continue Reading

Books and Handmade Papers

Books and Handmade Papers

Bookbinding is something that can take many forms: from the simple folded book to the elaborate Coptic style. Artist books can be even more inventive and strange. I delight in using all manner of materials for book covers and enjoys the challenge of new book designs. Blank journals are a specialty, using handmade papers to… Continue Reading

Mud Cloth

Mud Cloth

Bogolanfini = Mudcloth Bogo = clay, mud lan = result of Fini = cloth Bogolanfini is a technique historically used by the Bamana women in Mali, West Africa, to dye cloth for important life occasions. The cloth is locally grown, spun and woven cotton – the dyestuff is mud collected from the Niger River –… Continue Reading

Gut Technique

Gut Technique

Gut – sausage casing / intestine – is a wonderfully versatile material. Used by the Eskimo peoples to make water repellant coats and pants, gut can be used like cordage and like sheets of material. Most of the gut work that I create is made with pork; sometimes lamb is used for the smaller diameter.… Continue Reading

Basketry Techniques

Basketry Techniques

An age-old craft, I have been known for pushing off into the deep end of established basketry. I like to see what the materials will do – and usually let them ‘do their own thing’. Most anything that is flexible enough to suit my purposes becomes material for basketry techniques. Not all of it is… Continue Reading