The first in our special series of classes with Erin Sweeney of Lovely in the Home Press, outdoors in Downtown Peterborough!
A masu was a traditional wooden box to measure rice in Japanese culture. We've adapted it into a paper structure which is incredibly fun and useful. I'll demonstrate the straight ahead box with a fitted lid, and then we'll make a whole slew of them and attach them in varying ways to make book/box structures.
This class is open to all skill levels. Students will work socially distanced under tents in Downtown Peterborough.
About the Instructor: Erin Sweeney lives and works in Peterborough. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts. She also has a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
Sweeney exhibits nationally, most recently at the Putnam Gallery at the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, Unrequited Leisure in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire. In 2019, Sweeney was awarded a Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts. Additionally, Sweeney is an instructor, teaching book arts workshops at her Lovely in the Home Press. She also travels to teach workshops at many locales, including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, North Country Studio Workshops in Bennington, Vermont; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cló Ceardlann in Donegal, Ireland, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book. She is also a member of the NH State Council on the Arts’ Artist Roster, and will be teaching The Book as Visual Object at Maine College of Art in the fall.
She can also drive a backhoe, rake gravel for extended periods of time, and install septic pipe.