Print/Bind Workshop in UK

May 20, 2015toMay 22, 2015



The first days of the workshop will be spent making various prints using techniques easily replicated at home (no need for presses). These include trace mono-prints, gelatin prints, pouchoir, rubber stamps, and suminagashi.  Each technique uses minimal materials and can be used in combination with more complex imagery. The prints will then be used to make a drum-leaf binding, developed originally by Timothy Ely. The book is not sewn and uses minimal glue. Single folios make up the text block eliminating the need to register images across the gutter. This binding is perfect for the display of artwork that requires a full spread without a break. The pages open flat and it can have either soft or hard covers. Many binders in the USA use the Drum Leaf binding and Emily will be teaching it here in the UK for the first time.

Emily will be speaking at St Bride Foundation in London a few days after her workshop about her own work and also about the Guild of Bookworkers in the US, of which she is the chairperson of the Midwest Chapter. St Bride is also holding an exhibition of her Pantone Postcard Project opening on the 15th of June, 2015.

UK workshop

Movable Book Society meeting

September 18, 2014toSeptember 20, 2014

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Movable Book Society bi-annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA

I will be giving a presentation on the making of carousel books and specifically my book The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet which has been on exhibit in the Designer Bookbinders International exhibit traveling in Europe and Japan. conference_program.pdf
September 18 – 20 , Thursday through Saturday

Carousel Books Workshop

September 13, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014


Center for Book Arts, New York, NY:

I will be teaching a two day workshop introducing the methods of constructing carousel books, sometimes called star books. A book first produced in the 1930′s, the format is mostly used in children’s books. Why should they have all the fun? A carousel book can be viewed section by section and also opened fully to create a book in the round. Students will make models and also construct their own individual examples using their own drawings, photographs, rubber stamps, collages, etc. Center for Book Arts: Class Details

GBW Presentation

October 9, 2014toOctober 11, 2014

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Las Vegas, NY:

I will be giving a presentation on the making of carousel books and specifically my book The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet which has been on exhibit in the Designer Bookbinders International exhibit traveling in Europe and Japan. Standards of Excellence Seminar

CBAA Grant for Stop Motion Animation


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I have received a grant from the College Book Arts Association to facilitate my making a stop motion animation of Desdemona: In Her Own Words. Using 2-dimensional flax paper puppets, word magnets and a chalkboard as the theater, I will make a short animation of my 5 act play created from reordered words of Desdemona’s original dialog from the Shakespeare play Othello.

Postcards on Exhibit in Iowa City, IA, USA

June 6, 2014
5:00 pmto8:00 pm


The postcards will be on display at RSVP, 140 N. Linn Street, Iowa City,  for the month of June. Join me there during gallery walk Friday June 6 from 5 to 8pm. All participants in the project will get a special Pantone Postcard Project Participant name tag!

Pantone® Postcard Project featured


291 front The Pantone® Postcard Project has been featured in the UI Alumni magazine, 36 postcards are shown in the article and on the cover. Iowa Alumni Magazine, published by the University of Iowa Alumni Association, Download the pdf here: PPP article

Romeo & Juliet go to the Folger Library!


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I am delighted to announce that the Folger Shakespeare Library has acquired a copy of my book The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. The remaining 2 unsold copies are off touring Canada in the Art of the Book 2013 exhibit and Europe/Japan in the Designer Bookbinders International Competition.

-Folger Shakespeare Library

Content and the Artists Book workshop

June 22, 2014toJune 28, 2014

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I will be teaching a workshop where students will explore the development of content for artists’ books and explore the proper forms to communicate that content. Various prompts and three simple printing methods will be used to generate content. A variety of simple bookbinding techniques combined with writing exercises, brainstorming activities and discussions will yield a number of mock-ups for artist’s books. Students may bring structural formats and/or their own writings if they would like them included in the discussions. The workshop will be held at the Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine.

For a downloadable pdf of the workshop:

Content and the Artists Book

To visit the Maine Media Workshops & College website for my workshop:

Content and the Artist’s Book | Maine Media

I have contributed to a new how-to book from Helen Hiebert



I am delighted to be a part of Helen Hiebert’s new how to book, Playing with Pop-Ups, the Art of Dimensional Moving Paper Design. I designed a carousel book with pop up features. The book is available from Helen as a pre-order before May 1 and will be available sometime from mid-April to May.

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