Thursday, December 3, 2009
Almost a year off and now I'm getting back into my work. Slowly.
First up, a reminder that KOZO Studio Gallery will be open for our Christmas Market Fridays (2 - 7 pm) and Saturdays (2 - 6 pm) beginning November 28th until Christmas Eve. We have lots of new "old wood type" for sale, and wonderful handmade gifts by some of my creative and artistic friends.
Also, the 25th Annual OCAD Book Arts Fair is on Sat. Dec. 5th from 10 am - 5 pm in the Great Hall of OCAD on 100 McCaul St. I'll be there and we'll be bringing a bunch of letterpress paraphernalia (wood type, metal type, cuts, ludlow mats...).
I've decided to do semi-private letterpress workshops for now. There will be no more than 3 participants per class! As Martha says, "It's a good thing". It will be less stress for me to prepare and participants will be able to focus on a project, receive more individual attention from me and have more time available at the presses to play.
In both classes participants will be able to use wood type, metal type, and an assortment of vintage cuts from Akemi's collection. The presses we'll be using are a Vandercook SP 15 prints up to 12 x 15 ") and a Showcard Mini flatbed press (prints up to 8 x 10").
Intro. to Letterpress covers the basics of printing, terminology, and of course, printing a series of cuts and type of your choosing.
In Letterpress 1 we'll create a two colour print with registration. We'll use a chase, learn to lock in a form and some basics of doing multi colour prints.
Dates available are:
Intro. to letterpress ($ 90.00)
Sat Jan. 16 from 10 - 1 pm (full)
Fri. Jan. 22 from 1 - 4 pm
Sat Jan. 23 from 10 - 1 pm (full)
Sat. Feb. 6 from 10 - 1 pm (full)
Fri. Feb. 12 from 1 - 4 pm
Sat. Feb. 20 from 10 - 1 pm (1 space left)
Letterpress 1 ($ 175.00)
Sun. Jan. 17 from 10 - 4 pm
Sun. Jan. 24 from 10 - 4 pm (1 space left)
Fri. Jan. 29 from 10 - 4 pm
Fri. Feb. 19 from 10 - 4 pm
Sun. Feb. 28 from 10 - 4 pm (full)
Thank you all for your patience during this past year. It's been a
very difficult 10 months and I'm glad to report that I actually want
to start working again. The beginning of January will be difficult as
it marks the first anniversary of our son's death. I've had wonderful
support from my community of friends and past students.
Thank you so very much!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A diverse mix of local makers of fine, cool, funky, sassy art and craft selling their wares at the stunning Fox Theatre in the Beaches. The sale is from 10am to 4pm, followed by Faythe Levine’s Documentary, Handmade Nation at 4:30pm.
Movies and Makers: An Art and Craft Show is a co-production between The Fox Theatre and GirlCanCreate that brings together all things local and handmade. The show is designed to provide both emerging and established artisans with a marketplace to sell their wares. We are looking forward to creating a unique experience in a unique space, The Fox Theatre.
Admission to the craft show is free.
Tickets to Handmade Nation are $6 for Fox Theatre members and $8 for non-members.
Here is the Vendor List for the first Movies and Makers's Holiday Show!
Nathalie-Roze and Co Brook Alviano Ashley Winnington-Ball Karen Tiveron of Zippster Kid Icarus Nomura Photography Pam McFadyen of Lurearts Tweek Melinda Reidl Andrew Kellner Akemi Nishidera of Kozo Studio Kiele Poirer of Kabe Glass Studio Barb Danielewski of Epidemic 613 Knotted Nest GirlCanCreate Emily Law and Mark Cabuena Comfortably Lovely Worn Journal Le Petit Pig 2 Mile Jewellry Afrodelik Designs Jordynn Mackenzie Dot Handmade Pickleseed The Clay Mobile Ronald Caddigan Curious Oddities Suzanne Greenburg Beside Herself
November 21, 2009 10 am to 4 pm The Fox Theatre 2236 Queen Street East Toronto, ON
For vendor interviews and show goodness check out our blog here! movies-and-makers.blogspot.com
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I'm sorry but I'm not really back at the studio yet.
I will however be allowing people rent studio time on the Vandercook staring next week. I have had a few people I know rent time already. At the moment that is all I can really handle.
So, if you want to book time on the Vandercook the details are below and you should contact me via e-mail.
STUDIO RENTAL FOR INDEPENDANT WORK ON THE VANDERCOOK SP15
$35.00 for the first two hours/session
$10.00 for each additional hour/session
Add $20.00/hour if you need assistance and/or technical help.
A minimum of two hours must be booked per session.
Included; black rubber based ink, access to available wood type, metal type and cuts, furniture, leading, chase, clean up supplies.
Monday, June 29, 2009
How did July get here so quickly?
Monday, May 18, 2009
Well, I've been getting quite a few e-mails asking about workshops. I guess I should start thinking about scheduling some soon. I've been at the studio a lot lately helping my friends design and print their wedding invitations. They are both ceramic artists and they are trying, as much as is possible, to have their wedding done by local artists and craftspeople. I think their idea is wonderful! I don't normally do wedding stuff, but I admire their plans so much I had to help. Working with them also gets me back into the swing of things!
Monday, April 6, 2009
I think I will start with some basic letterpress workshops in May.
Since the birth and loss of my son, I have been meeting many other people who have gone through perinatal loss. It is sad that there are SO MANY of us. I now am playing with an idea. One major thing that grieving parents need are tactile objects to help us remember and grieve for our child. There are very few resources for us. Most of them have to do with talking about our loss and sharing our grief. Not fun, but very theraputic and necessary. I thought it would be nice to also get together to create objects to help us remember our babies. Also something necessary but a little bit lighter. I have space and I know how to create and I would really like to share with other involuntary members of this special club that we have found ourselves in...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Our son, Kai, was still born at 38 weeks.
We had found out the previous day that he was not breathing.
Labour was induced that afternoon and Kai was brought into this world the next morning.
I am taking time off to heal physically and emotionally with my husband and daughter.
I will not be writing or updating for a while.