This summer, I will be teaching at the Focus on Books Conference in Forest Grove, Oregon. I invite you to join me! Letterpress Printing : Creating an Artist’s Book from Start to Finish June 23 – 25, 2017 Working together as collaborators on a special theme for both text and image, students will create and produce a […]


I had the privilege of participating in the Children’s Hospital Broadside Project for what is now the sixth year. This project was initiated as a collaboration between the Poets-in-Residence at Seattle Children’s Hospital and specially invited designers and printers affiliated with the School of Visual Concepts. Jenny Wilkson, on behalf of SVC, together with Sierra Nelson […]


    I have been fortunate in my life to have made wonderful friends because of a shared love of books and book arts. Margery Hellmann is one of the most important of these friends. My recollections of our friendship are inextricably intertwined with our working relationship because they often were one and the same. […]

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This is a account of a trip I made to Washington, DC in October, 2013. The impetus for the trip was to attend a conference for the Guild of Book Workers. But, never having been to our nation’s capital before, I allowed myself some days both before and after the conference to tour around the city on foot, […]


I am mentioned, and pictured, in an article in the October, 2010, issue of Seattle Magazine (pp. 44-45) upholding the tradition and craft of “real” books as opposed to digital books on electronic devices. Seems there was a claim that more electronic books are sold than hardcover books and that inspired the editors of the magazine to […]