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Category Archives: Workshops and Teaching

Big News from Big Jump

Hey guys, you won’t believe this: After having spent five years lovingly carrying each and every one of my possessions in my arms over an ocean from the United States … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · 13 Comments

Spring Bookbinding & Letterpress Workshops

Making Books will make you happy! I’ve finally got a list of spring bookbinding and letterpress courses online, most of them in London and Brighton. I am running a couple … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Penland Week Two: All Box All the Time

Our class has wrapped up. I have spent much of the two days since I left Penland lying down on the floor. I dreamed of boxes last night. Here is … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 13 Comments

Penland box making is the best box making.

I am in North Carolina deep into a two-week box making course at the Penland School of Craft. Two weeks! Bliss!  Students actually have the time not only to learn … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 21 Comments

Courses in the South of England, Spring 2014

Hello all! It’s that time again. I know you’ve all been waiting and waiting for a shameless workshop plug. Today I am answering your call! Below you’ll find a list … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Print teach bind teach print teach bind print

What is happening today? What is happening tomorrow? Things are busy right now and I am only just on top of what is happening day to day. Here is a … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

What a complete dork does with a day off

Someone, please save me from myself. I had a pretty serious teaching schedule this weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all devoted to separate full-day workshops in London. When this … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 27 Comments

Put on a sweater and come learn something!

Well it’s autumn, no denying it now. Time for grumbling and putting on scarves and hats, time for dark nights and rainy days. No more suntans, no more swimming, no … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to trim sections to size without a cutter

Not every house is equipped with a guillotine, board shear, or cutter, but this shouldn’t stop you from being able to trim your sections for your books to identical dimensions. … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 25 Comments

Wha? Where am I? What just happened?

I am squinting into the sun today as I emerge from a teaching cave. August was a marathon of week-long summer school courses, weekend workshops, and afternoon sessions. I am … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 10 Comments