Monday, August 16, 2021


Pop Up Workshop

Join me for a Pop Up Workshop with CBBAG - Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild, on Saturday, September 11, 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time Zone (Toronto/NY). We will be making Star-Shaped Structures with Pop Up Faces. Click here for information and registration.

Geometric Pop-Ups
I wanted to find simple ways to construct geometric shapes that work as pop ups but can be taught online. The construction has been pared down to its simplest format. 


Monday, June 29, 2020

Isolation Pop Ups
All classes and workshops were cancelled by mid-March due to the COVID19 Pandemic. In many ways the enforced isolation at home was a gift - giving many of us time to slow down and explore projects which had been simmering on the back-burner for too long. 
Things are slowly opening up, but the pandemic is far from over. Here's some pieces from March. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

PopUp Workshop!

Coming up soon on Sunday, March 29, 2020 with CBBAG at 180 Shaw St. in Toronto.
All day PopUp Workshop with Painted papers - learn lots of cool pop up techniques and go home with your very own 3-D Accordion Book.
Click here for details.

Also - on Saturday, March 28th, Surfaces: Painted Paper Workshop. Enjoy a full day of messing about with acrylic paints to create wonderful decorated papers for all your artistic needs. 
Click here for details.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild Maker’s Mess Series

the Toronto CABBAG is running a series of really great workshops this year called Maker’s Mess - no experience required, fun AND educational. I’m looking forward to teaching two days in March 2020 - ‘Surfaces: Painted Paper”   And ‘The Artful POPUp: Painted Paper PopUps”. Click on the links for more information or to sign up.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Uprising - The Movie

Did a quick video of my very large PopUp Sculpture, Uprising, for PopUpTober. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019


I set myself the project of creating a Pop-Up Accordion Book using Japanese Papers, which are very tough, but also soft. I wanted to make a sewn book. All of the structures are sewn into the backing paper. Some lino-print patterns have been added, as well as decorative stitching. I had to devise a way to stitch the structures so they would move freely and didn't use the tabs I would normally use to glue them in place. It was fun having to figure out new ways to make the pop-ups work within the parameters I set. You can see by the not-quite-as-neat stitching on the Tetrahedron (pictured last) that there was some trial-and-error. I didn't pull out the stitching for fear everything would tear, though the paper is very resilient.