The Puget Sound Book Artists were pleased to host printmaker and book artist Diane Stemper for a Friday evening talk and Saturday workshop, April 19th and 20th, 2013. Stemper’s workshop focused on books made with a single sheet of paper and the variety of looks that can be achieved with this structure. The inspiration for Stemper’s own work comes from the interplay of science and art. She stresses process and the unexpected evolution and outcomes that can occur in the act of artmaking. The participants of the workshop were asked to bring a variety of materials and sketches to stimulate their creative process. Part of the exploration and execution of ideas included cutting and printing a small reductive relief print. At the end of the day, artists shared their work and thoughts about their process. The range of ideas and books inspired by this method was truly a wonder.
*Photos (top to bottom, left to right)
Diane Stemper discusses technique as Deb Creveling looks on attentively.
The artists look at examples and get ideas before getting started on their projects.
Two different examples of relief printing created during the workshop.
Lucia Harrison begins to assemble her “One Page Wonder.”
Dorothy McCuistion adds the finishing touches to her book..
Sumi artist Fumiko Kimura works on her first hand made book during the workshop.
*All photographs courtesy of MalPina Chan and may not be reused or reproduced without express permission from MalPina Chan or Puget Sound Book Artists .
© 2013 Puget Sound Book Artists