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!!



  1. Can't wait to visit! This sounds so exciting. Good for you opening your studio like this and your garden. I've wanted to get my garden to OPen Garden stage. It's not there yet and may not as we're trying to sell. Maybe the next place:)

  2. I'm going to make a concerted effort to get there too. Don't know when but the opening sounds a nice few months away so maybe then...

    Congratulations on this new blog, looking great!

  3. i'd love to come to the opening, but afraid i cannot...but someday, perhaps!!!