Saturday, December 11, 2010

sooooooo what's this blog all about?

sams creek bookworks blog will be where I'll post stories and pics directly relating to things made and done in the studio (and sometimes the emerging permaculture garden) - things that are booky in nature and content.

I'll be giving details about open days at the studio and garden and letting you know about workshops/ exhibitions and other booky and permaculture events happening here at the creek - and afterwards I'll share some pics of all the (hopefully) good times.

I'll be showing off some of the bookworks projects and letting you know how and where you can find sams creek bookworks goodies.... and indeed - where/how to purchase some pieces (should you feel inclined!)

This space will primarily operate as a simple website for a specific part of what I get up to..... all the simple booky, and related garden bits - and I'll only be posting here sporadically. For the bigger picture (and much more of the gossip...) you'll still find me blogging away as usual at art and etc. 


Friday, December 10, 2010


 hello there everyone!

sams creek bookworks is my new creative venture - it's a place where you can drop in (yep as in real life - not just via a blog post) and see my small book-based studio in operation...

In the studio I have a beautiful late-19th century Chandler and Price clamshell printing press (and all the letterpress trimmings), an array of heritage bookbinding hand tools - including a stunning French percussion standing press, small nipping press, handcrafted lying press, finishing press, sewing frames and more book goodies than I've got space to write about! Oh and as my earliest arty training was in calligraphy you will encounter a full array of calligraphic tools too!

On open days I'll be demonstrating all the book goodies in action

And all visitors can see/ feel/ play with/ purchase my book projects (oh and ask questions of course!)

As well as the bookworks studio, I have an emerging (large!) permaculture garden that everyone is invited to wander around (mmmmmm berries, stone fruits, vegies, citrus, ornamentals, herbs, herbs and more herbs)

the grand opening of sams creek bookworks is set for the first Saturday in May 2011 (national permaculture day..... May 7) so stay tuned for more details (it's gonna be HUUUUUGE!).

My rustic little shed studio and garden is situated on the Princes Hwy, 6kms north of the small town of Cobargo (far south coast of NSW, Australia). Although the bookworks will be open on special occasions (approx 6 times per year), if booky, calligraphic, permaculture, garden or arty enthusiasts are travelling in the area,  I hope you'll drop me a line or give me a call and make a time to drop on in!!