April 25-28, 2019
A Heart-Made Book
with Kathy Steinsberger & Diann Fuller
Kathy has been a ceramic artist for over 20 years and a book artist for 16. In 2001 she began to combine book arts with her clay, and in books she found her passion. In addition to teaching at Gray Bear, she has taught book arts classes at Pullen Arts Center; Beaufort Arts Center; Cary Arts Center; the NCSU School of Design; and Penland School of Crafts. Her books and pottery have been in numerous shows and exhibitions throughout the southeast. Examples of her pottery have been included in the books Handbuilt Tableware II and 500 Pitchers. In 2012 she acquired her own letterpress and set up her private letterpress studio, Orange Lantern Press. In 2015 she changed its name to PaperButtons Press. She has written and printed many limited-edition artist’s books, many of which are depicted on her blog www.paperbuttonspress.blogspot.com
I define art as communication with materials. Print, paper, words, and imagery are the artistry of books. The role of the hand in creating any object is a sort of energy transfer.. from maker... to object... to the one who ultimately uses the object. In my case the object is the book. The structure of a book, shaped like parts of the human heart and held close when reading, represents humanity and life. Expressed as art, the book can have an effect beyond mere plot and theme, beyond form and function,.... as a sort of metaphysical magic. With book as art, I have found my endless muse and my passion.
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