Shared Spaces Bookmaking is my name for special group-bookmaking experiences, ranging from various types of workshops to guided projects for small groups. I enjoy encouraging individuals and groups to create books that bring delight.


Workshops at Art/Book Art Schools


In partnership with various schools of art/book arts, I have offered many types of workshops designed to ignite each participant's creative energy. 

Most recently, in late April 2019, at the lovely and welcoming Florence Thomas Art School, in West Jefferson, NC. We created a variety of books and envelopes, then experimented with ways of combining them. I'm fascinated by the endless possibilities for shaping unique book-and-envelope containers for musings and mementos.

Here are a few other examples of my workshops. In September 2015 I taught "Books with an Origimai Touch" at the Florence Thomas Art School. In September of 2013, I offered the workshop "Exploring Every Angle," at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation (Cleveland, OH). I've also offered various workshops through Asheville BookWorks, Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Artsand other venues. Special environments such as these have been ideal for bookmaking explorations, and each workshop has brimmed with creative idea sharing.

Among the workshops I've offered are these: 

  • The Envelope, Please: Envelope + Book Explorations
  • Flower, Leaf, Stick—Books for Springtime
  • Flag Books: Content in Motion
  • Simple Elegance: Making Pamphlet-Stitched Books
  • Journals with Exposed-Stitch Spines
  • Accordion Adventures

Whatever the workshop focus, my teaching has always reflected my passion for creating varied book forms and my commitment to nurturing each individual's process. 


Customized Workshops

Occasionally, I also design and offer specific workshops for small groups that can provide a suitable space, cover the per diem costs, and so on. (The space needs are simple, so a "studio" is not required.) If you'd like discuss possibilities, please e-mail me at

Workshop Partnerships with Literacy Groups

As noted on the Book Arts for Literacy part of this website, I welcome opportunities to partner with literacy-promoting organizations--especially those serving adult learners--in planning workshops for both their clients and their staff members. Please e-mail me to discuss your needs and ideas.


Workshop Partnerships with Science Teachers

As indicated on this website's BookArt+Science section, I'm keenly interested in partnering with science teachers and others interested in activities that integrate art and science activities, whether in schools or in extracurricular settings. If you'd like to discuss possibilities for workshop planning, please e-mail me.