I must begin by thanking everyone who came out for the 100 American Craftsman show. It was a great experience and I met wonderful people.
As for the happenings here there have been plenty. I wrapped up the spring session of ArtWorks and will begin the summer session in July. In addition to preparing for summer vendor sales and workshops I have been busy with custom orders. I just wrapped up a collaborative piece with local film critics, Jordan Smith and Jared Muborek, who run Cultivate Cinema Circle. They celebrated their one-year anniversary and I had a chance to put together the monograph for the event. The covers are made with a cattail/cotton mix. There are only 100 available so be sure to check them out at their next screening!
Here is a listing of upcoming workshops and events:
Suminagashi 6-8pm June 23 @ WNYBAC
Papermaking with Plants 12-3pm July 23 @ WNYBAC
Papermaking & Bookbinding (Japanese Stab Binding with deckle box paper covers) 6-8pm August 17 & 24 @ WNYBAC (this is a two part class. We will be making covers for the books using the deckle box papermaking method and then bind books the following week.)
Seed Paper 12-3pm August 20 @ WNYBAC
Note: not all of the workshops are listed on their website so if you’re interested please call them (716.348.1430).
Wednesday marks the 3rd anniversary of petrichorpaper as well as my birthday! So all-day everything in my Etsy shop and website will be 28% off! Coupon Code = PARTYLIKEITS1988 and is running June 22nd only!
One last thing I have to announce. I keep waiting but the anticipation is killing me! As of the end of this summer petrichorpaper mill will be setting up in a new location. In the countryside of Randolph, NY which is about 1.5 hr drive south from Buffalo. The set-up will allow greater flexibility in terms of papermaking projects. Open studio will be available and possible workshops. But don't worry! I will still be holding workshops in Buffalo for those who don't want to make the trip. In the coming weeks I will be posting pictures of the progress being made on my Instagram feed as well as petrichorpaper.com so keep a lookout. Also there will be a grand opening at the end of summer to which you are all invited! Details of the event will come late this summer.