Monday, April 06, 2009

9 new Chinese-bookbinding angels created

The sign up at the Oregon College of Art & Craft this weekend said it all, even if incorrectly (the real title of the workshop is "Heavenly Head, Earthly Foot" — after two historical Chinese terms for book anatomy — but hey I like "Heavenly Hands" even better!).

It was a fun weekend, spent among fellow book lovers-makers and spreading the gospel of Zhang Ping and some know-how and tales behind one of China's oldest, proudest traditions.

I enjoyed the teaching so much that I'm getting more serious about offering classes in my studio.

But first, these hands, feeling not so celestial, need some rest.


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