On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, NBSS hosted an online conversation with bookbinder and NBSS alumna Erin Fletcher BB '12, discussing her process for creating a unique, embroidered design binding of La Prose du Transsiberien, on view at the School during the "Drop Dead Gorgeous" exhibition. Watch a recording of the full event here.
As part of a new series of video interviews with members of our community we talk with Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB '93, a Bookbinding graduate, member of the School's Board of Advisors, and co-owner of Shepard & Maudsleigh Studios. Learn how Rebekah's creating community online, and how, when things seem grey, she thinks about a particular children's book and moments of creative possibility.
The month of May marks a time when NBSS typically hosts its Annual Celebration of Craft Exhibition. Though we won't gather together until the fall, we're still connecting virtually with exhibitors, NBSS students and alumni. "In the Making" is a series of conversations with members of our community, where we get insight into their lives and work. Watch a preview here, and check back weekly for new interviews.
Making your own videos can be a challenging task. We asked Erin Fletcher BB '12, an NBSS Bookbinding grad and instructor in our Middle School Book Arts program, how she and fellow instructor Colin Urbina BB '11 record their fun kids videos. She explains it just takes some ingenuity and imagination to create affordable, professional how-to videos at home.
Want something to listen to while you're washing all those dishes? Or looking for some inspiration while you're batch-sewing face masks? Check out this list of podcast suggestions for makers, designers, and artisans. Whether you're looking for design inspiration, business advice from an established maker entrepreneur, or seeking ideas for your next project, there's something here for everyone.