custom bookbinding and unique papers


As you peruse the scheduled activities below, please keep in mind that I am always open to the idea of scheduling customized workshops - in fact, I find it preferable to schedule the topics you want on days you are available.  Costs are dependent on topics, time, and how many folks come along with you.  Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Book as Art Object: Local Artists Share Their Work – Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, June through September, at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. I am excited that three of my unique creations will be featured in this exhibit: Romanian Doors, a collaborative piece with a Romanian bookbinder; Homesteading, made from wood left over from friends’ remodeling project of their 1760’s home and retrieved from a fire; and The (In)Compleat Angler, created using Islandic fish leathers.  For more info:

First Friday Gallery Hop – Jun 7, 7-10 pm, Come support your local Art Scene. Demonstrations, gallery exhibition openings, chalk, food and fun in the heart of the Winston-Salem Arts District.  I will be demonstrating acrylic marbling on paper at my studio at 629 N. Trade Street.  Visitors will have an opportunity to participate, transforming a blank sheet of paper into a work of art suitable for a variety of artistic purposes.  For more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction to Papermaking – Friday, Jun 21 (6:30 – 9:30 pm) and Saturday, Jun 22 (10 am – 5 pm), at MIXXER Markerspace, 1375 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem, NC.  Learn how to make paper from cotton and linen rags, how to use a Hollander beater, and pull uniform sheets of paper.  Imagine – you can transform a well-loved pair of jeans or shirt/blouse into lots of paper suitable for journaling, letter-writing, bookmaking, or a variety of other artistic purposes. Registration is limited to 4 and MIXXER membership is required, so don’t delay!  Cost:  150*  To register or for more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paper Marbling – Saturday, Jun 29, at the NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC. Come enjoy the beautiful gardens and learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paints. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools. Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the day with many decorated sheets suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes or to simply frame 'as is'. To register or for more info:

Papermaking from Rags and Weeds  - Sunday – Saturday, Sep 15-21, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Learn how to make your own paper from recycled rags and plant fiber.  You will learn traditional cotton or linen rag sheet production, along with using garden plants for more ‘artistic’ papers.  We will end the week with a sampler book with recipes for the papers we have made.  To register or for more info:

Book Artistry Inside & Out – Sun – Sat, Dec 8-14, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.   Combine wooden, marquetry adorned covers with Secret Belgian binding to create unique and festive books ideal for a guest/registry book, journal, or holiday gift-giving.  Marquetry is the art and craft of applying veneer to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures.  The Secret Belgian Binding, which is neither a secret nor Belgian in origin, creates a lovely decorative stitch that will complement the wood/marquetry covers.  After practicing on a small paper-covered book and a sample piece of marquetry, students can expect to create 2 lovely wood-covered books with marquetry design.  To register or for more info:


*Receive a 10% discount if registration is paid in full at least two weeks in advance.  Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to start of class for refund.

 I would be delighted to offer a customized workshop for any group. Please contact me and let's talk about sharing my knowledge and skills.