Monday, October 25, 2010

Book Bombs and the Friends of Dard Hunter

Book Bombs recently were presenters at the Friends of Dard Hunter Conference at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gaitlinburg, TN. We discussed the projects we've completed over the past year, and released Book Bombs Issue #2 , We Walk Asking Questions. We met and made many new friends at the conference, and for those of you who are on Facebook, we invite you to become a fan of Book Bombs!

We Walk Asking Questions was printed in an edition of 200, and is wrapped in a half-cover made of paulownia and pampas grass, invasive plants from the two coasts on which Book Bombs resides. The binding was done during the conference, and help was received from Nicole Donnelly, Katharina Siedler, and (not pictured) Lindsay Beal. To Nicole, Katharina, and Lindsay - thanks! We couldn't have done it without you!

Of course, the conference had many other highlights. Below are just a few.

Catherine Nash demonstrates her techniques of combining encaustic with handmade paper.

Some of Randy Arnold's amazing handbuilt bookbinding tools.

Examples of arborglyphs by Earle Swope.

An amazing, ginormous handmade sheet of paper from China, presented by Sidney Korestsky. A video of making an even larger sheet is available from Carriage House Paper.

Above and below, images of pulp spraying and its results in a workshop with Betsy Dollar.


  1. It was such a great conference! I loved hearing you all speak & thanks for talking to me afterwards at reminding me about paper & clay combo. I am going to do some research about it. :) :) :)

  2. Thank you for the news and views.Congratulations to all. This kind of news is wonderful for those of us who could not attend. I'll look for more.
    Sara Gilfert