Instructors

  • Chris Davenport Chris earned his MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama where he is currently a Ph. D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Art and Ecology and will be leading courses ...
  • Dikko Faust Dikko Faust founded Purgatory Pie Press in 1977 at Madison, Wisconsin. His collaboration with Esther K. Smith began after Faust moved to New York City and married Smith in 1980. ...
  • Esther K Smith Esther K Smith is best known as the author of How to Make Books and Magic Books and Paper Toys. Making Books with Kids is her 4th book. Artistic director ...
  • Georgia Deal Georgia Deal is a Washington DC based artist who is Professor and Printmaking Program head at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design of George Washington University. She has ...
  • Mary Beth Boone Mary Beth Boone is a book artist and letterpress printer who makes her home in Greensboro, NC. She began making books over twenty years ago and shows her work extensively. ...
  • Mary Lounsbury Mary Lounsbury is a PhD candidate in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, researching the cultural significance of collaborative creativity. With 30 years of experience as artist, educator and facilitator, ...
  • Pam Granger Gale Pam Granger Gale has been making paper since 1984.  She graduated from Limestone College in 1978 with a BA in Art Education.  A National Board Certified Teacher, Pam has been ...
  • Perry Obee Perry Obee has an MFA in Painting from Western Connecticut State University and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Ohio Wesleyan University.  His lithographs have been exhibited both regionally ...
  • Sebastian Matthews Sebastian Matthews has been making handmade collages for nearly thirty years. His work has been shown locally at Over Easy Café, Filo Bakery, and here at Book Works (“Stealing Experience”), ...
  • Annie Fain Barallon Annie Fain Barallon is from Murphy, North Carolina a few miles from the John C. Campbell Folk School. In search of her destined craft she came upon book and paper ...
  • Doug Beube Doug Beube is a mixed media artist working in bookwork, collage, sculpture and photography. He received his BFA in Film in 1974 from York Univ. in Toronto, Canada and his ...
  • Jillian Bruschera Jillian Bruschera is an interdisciplinary artist and arts-activist creating works in visual art, writing, public installation, body performance, and social practice. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, ...
  • Jon Buller Jon Buller is a graduate of Oakland University, Rochester, MI, where he studied political science and economics, and later engineering. Jon began his bookbinding career in 1974 with Ellen McCrady at ...
  • Margaret Couch Cogswell I’m a storyteller at heart. Over the course of my career I have journeyed from weaving to ceramics, fabric collage, artist books, and painting as a vehicle for my tales. ...
  • Laurie Corral At the age of 3, I was one of the youngest library cardholders in our small town. In the children’s library I was permitted to wander and did so with ...
  • Gwen Diehn Gwen Diehn’s prints, drawings, and artists’ books have been exhibited widely and are in many collections, including The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.  She has taught ...
  • Lauren Faulkenberry Originally from South Carolina, I was pulled into book-making through storytelling and illustration. A novelist, printmaker, and book artist – I’m a sucker for language, illustration, and imagination. I love ...
  • Hollis Fouts Hollis Fouts is an artist, bookbinder and printer who teaches regionally and resides in Asheville, NC. She has been developing her art since grade school and has worked as a ...
  • Constance Grace At an exhibition of white-line woodcuts done by the Provincetown Printers, Connie Grace fell in love with the simplicity of design and richness of color of the prints. Done on ...
  • Karen Hardy Karen Hardy is a visual artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. Her practice is centered on an experimental approach to materials, and is influenced by her background in the natural ...
  • Clay Harmon Ever since he first viewed a platinum print, Clay Harmon has been creating his art in platinum/palladium and a host of other 19th century photographic print processes such as gum bichromate, cyanotype, ...
  • Lauren Miko Born of an artist mother and a dentist father, I have my family to thank for my creativity and my good teeth. Most kids remember the smell of freshly baked ...
  • Kristen Necessary KristenNecessary was born and raised in southwest Virginia among the mountains of Central Appalachia. The experience of this place continues to exert a strong influence on her artistic work ...
  • Elisa Pellacani Elisa Pellacani (Reggio Emilia, Italia) studied at the University of Parma (Italia) History of Contemporary Art and at the University of Barcelona (Spain) Anthropology and Ethnography, and at the Istituto ...
  • Joanne Price Joanne Price has taught classes at Penland School of Crafts, University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, College of Visual Arts, Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and ...
  • Sonja Greentree Rossow Sonja Greentree Rossow received her B.S. from The University of Louisville, B.S.E from Minot State University and MFA from The University of Alabama. She is the proprietor of at some ...
  • Jessica White Jessica C. White grew up in Taiwan where she learned to love storybooks and traditional crafts. She now works as a studio artist in Asheville, NC with a focus on ...