Christine Mauersberger, Instructor
Dates: Thursday, September 29th – Monday, October 3rd, 2022 (9am-4pm)
The diary must have always existed in a primitive form, but the first regularly kept diary of daily reflections dates back to the late Renaissance period, when the importance of individualism began to take hold. During this time, people began to keep commonplace books where assemblages of notes, ideas, inspirations, recipes, and quotes were recorded and kept. In this workshop, we will take inspiration from the historical form of personal record-keeping to create hand-bound books using paper, fabric, inks, natural watercolors, indigo, and hand-stitching. This workshop has been designed to allow participants to create individual pages using both paper and fabric, which we will dip into an indigo vat, draw on using inks and watercolors, and embroider upon using stitched marks invoked by our own breath and bodies. Finally, we will assemble all these elements and use a traditional Japanese stab-binding technique to create the finished book. As we are individuals, the size of each persons work will vary, depending on what each person desires.
Instructor’s Bio: Christine Mauersberger is an American artist who produces complex mark-making narratives in multiple media: paintings, embroidery, and installation works. Her work is featured in private and public collections and has been exhibited and published internationally including The Millennium Court Arts Centre in Ireland and in the Biennale du Lin in Quebec, Canada. She has taught and lectured at numerous locations from throughout the USA and Canada, to Switzerland. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, a Creative Workforce Fellowship in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, a Windgate Craft Artist Fellowship, and the Ohio Arts Council Award of Individual Excellence for a second time. Christine lives and creates in her native Cleveland, Ohio less than ten miles away from the Slovak civic club where her parents went dancing every Saturday night when she was growing up. Christine’s work may be seen at https://www.christinemauersberger.com.