YES. LOOK AT THEM ALL. Our week at the Wells Summer Institute is over and we have had a total box victory. I forgot to count before we packed them all away and headed on our merry way, but I think that between the six of us we made thirty boxes. We made lidded boxes and hinged boxes, partitioned boxes and clamshell boxes. We made wee boxes and giant boxes, we made boxes with labels, boxes with buttons, boxes with handles. We made boxes all week long and then we said goodbye, and last night I slept for eleven hours and dreamed of box making. I am so sad that it is over that I am going to shift now into the present tense:
On our last day we take stock of our progress:
Beth shows us her suitcase styled box:
David and Jane contemplate their clamshell boxes:
and we discuss the virtues of this marbled lable on top of a marbled lid:
All the while, other things are happening everywhere. Tricia Treacy’s hand press course pumps out enormous prints on Victor Hammer’s press.
Amazing book shaped chocolate arrives from Caroline Anderson, who attended last year’s institute and explained to us who the Kardashians were.
We all get a high power sneak peak when Robin Price’s brand new book, Love in a Time of War, arrives fresh from being bound by Daniel Kelm.
I poke around the Center to find examples of Emerson to send to Ben Mitchell to aid his revival.
And we watch the sun set on our last day.
Until next year, Wells! The box making continues for me, however. I’m just setting up in my mother’s living room to teach a three day box course for her and her friends. I CAN’T STOP.
Boxes until Thursday, back to England on Sunday morning. Kablam.
Wonderful photos, wonderful work. I admire all of it.
oh, my, wells….
LOVE all the boxes!
Thank you for sharing your fantastic photographs and work! Wonderful boxes.
Thank you Suzanne!