I Love a Collaboration!

A terrific potter in NH contacted me to see if I would be interested in a collabortion. She created these fabulous HOUSES from clay with a small niche for a book. I immediately said YES! I went about eco-dyeing pages, they needed to be subtle, color compatible, and soft so my calligraphy would be easily visible. From that I created a cover from mica, which was a nice color for Sarah’s pottery colors. You can see this piece @League of NH Craftsmen’s Summer Fair, August 6-14.

The last step to complete the book is my hand lettered simple poem from one of my favorite poets, Tyler Knott Gregson with the words….


Just hope it is


You feel.

When loving


I just hope it is


You find.

These are some of my eco-dyed papers. Using a mixture of vinegar, rust, and copper piping I place foliage and steam them. It’s always an experiment, but the results are astonishing. The top sheet is what I used in this collaboration. I needed the papers to be soft so my calligraphy would show up.
The calligraphy on the page. You can see the soft image of the ferns that I created with eco-dyeing.

All the pages laid out ready to glue together. Each page gets glued to the next and then the mica goes on the front and back.
Sarah Burn’s House #1 with my book in it’s niche!
House #2 up close…so sweet!

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