It started with a discussion of William Morris, the Arts and Crafts Movement designer from the UK. He has always been one of my art/design heroes. His creative genius spanned art, illustration, textiles, furniture design, graphics design... A contemporary and friend of the Pre-Raphaelites, he is famous for his philosophy on art, and the place of it in everyday life. He respected the maker, the craftsperson, and sought to recognize them in the increasingly Industrial Age...
|"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." William Morris|
|Raw images, etched on copper - William Morris images|
|Muertos book: "Love is stronger than death"|
Here is the hare book assembled! It has leather "endpapers" that also fold around the text block to create a leather hasp for the closure. There is a toothpick in place now - I plan to fabricate a decorative pin - copper? polymer? and attach it via a small chain. I have left the tails of the waxed linen here, perhaps for an embellishment.
I would love to hear your thoughts on these new test pieces!
And less you forget: the theme this month is hares. I am glazing these as we speak, and will post them next week! Have a great week, until next time...