Cathy Adelman
Jody Alexander
Brien Beidler
Sarah Bryant
Rebecca Chamlee
Taylor Cox
Coleen Curry
Cathy DeForest
Erik & Martin Demaine
Tim Ely
Anna Embree
Ethan Ensign
Don Etherington
Jennifer Evers
Jodee Fenton
Erin Fletcher
Madelyn Garrett
Jane Gryffith
Karen Hanmer
Rose Harms
Monica Holtsclaw
Deborah Howe
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Jill Krase
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Monique Lallier
Amy LeePard
Suzanne Moore
Melanie Mowinski
Jeff Nilan
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Jan Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Michelle Ray
Sialia Rieke
Steph Rue
Tenille Shuster
Therese Swift-Hahn
Peter Thomas
Colin Urbina

Therese Swift-Hahn
Ewing, New Jersey

As a professional calligrapher and textile artist, Therese Swift-Hahn finds the book a perfect conveyance to weave together tactile, visual stories using calligraphic mark making, hand-made papers, and other textile materials. "I'm inspired by the rich lineage of people in our human history who laid the groundwork in the ancient arts of textiles, paper making, and pottery. The place where necessity and resourcefulness meet the pure joy of making and boundless creativity is magic to me; and what moves me most is the spirit of the makers infused in and reflected by their works. I hope to engage others in that spirit."


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Shigaraki Book

Shigaraki Book uses gestural calligraphy on papers hand-painted with homemade walnut and sumi to simulate the texture and surfaces of some of the old Shigaraki pottery from the famous medieval kilns. The book is bound with linen thread using a modified long stitch/woven binding and a pre-Columbian, clay drop spindle whorl. The calligraphic text is composed of words taken from a poetic description by Akira Kurosawa of Shigaraki pottery from the medieval period.
Paper, ink, linen, clay.
5.5 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches; 14 x 16 x 3 centimeters. Created 2014.