Author Archives: Byopia Press

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.

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Cathryn Miller will be showing some new book works at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery on the University of Saskatchewan campus the week of June 26 — 30, 2017 as part of a group exhibition. There will be a presentation by the participating artists at noon on Tuesday the 27th, and a celebratory evening on the 28th. Cathryn will also be in attendance at the gallery on Thursday and Friday mornings, the 29th and 30th.

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Saskatoon Update, January 4, 2017

Susan Mills will be having a solo artist exhibition at 330g Gallery in Saskatoon beginning January 20, 2017.

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Susan’s two-day Bookbinding course (Sundays, January 15 and 22) at Creative Commons YXE has one space left. More information can be found here. Creative Commons YXE will also be offering a Box Making course (Sundays, April 2 and 9) taught by Susan Mills. Information about the course and a link for registration can be found here.

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(Original image: cover of The American Woman, December 1919.)

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A Saskatoon Activities Update

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Susan Mills will have her Field Notebooks on sale at Void Gallery as part of the Small Works exhibition which runs until December 31. This edition is made from Saskatchewan plants.

She will also be teaching an Introductory Bookbinding workshop at Creative Commons YXE on two upcoming Sundays: January 15 and 22, 2017. Susan has been binding books and teaching bookbinding for a quarter century! She is on the faculty of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. On-line registration is available here.

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The Accordion and Fold Book Workshop

CBBAG Saskatchewan hosted an accordion and fold book workshop in Davidson on Sunday October 2. Led by Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press, the ten participants made three simple accordion books using three different methods, two boustrophedon books, a model of Hedi Kyle’s panel book, two different flexagons, and an interlocked band closure.

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Participants also enjoyed a short show and tell session during the lunch break.

 

(All photos by David G. Miller.)

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Bookbinding Workshop With Susan Mills

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Hand Bookbinding Workshop with Susan Mills
Sundays Sept 25 and Oct 2
at Creative Commons  YXE
in Riversdale, Saskatoon

Do you want to get things together in book form? Or make yourself a custom notebook? Have you ever wondered just how a book is made? In this workshop you will learn the basics of hand binding. We will cover hand tools, materials and adhesives. We will make paperback and hardcover books, glued and sewn books, single sheet and ‘signature’ books and even an accordion. We will work with both historical and contemporary structures and materials.

Everyone with an interest in books is welcome. Structures include a non-adhesive pamphlet, a bound accordion, a papyrus scroll, a single quire Nag Hammadi Coptic codex, and single and multi signature full cloth books.  All materials and tools are included.

 

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Year-end Wrap-up

The final get-together of CBBAG Saskatchewan before the start of summer was held yesterday in Davidson. The pouring rain made it a good day to spend inside engaged in book-related activities.

The morning started off with Cathryn Miller presenting a slide show of altered books, both other people’s and her own.

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Cathryn answering a question

Cathryn answering a question

The rest of the morning was spent making a special version of CBBAG PIE, a book shaped like a pie wedge that includes its own pie server.

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Everyone worked hard to get their books finished by lunchtime.

Cathryn explaining a step

Cathryn explaining a step

 

Explaining another step

Explaining another step

 

Busy hands

Busy hands

We broke for lunch, generously provided by Leann (with a little help from others) before more book activities in the afternoon.

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Several people had brought work to share at Show and Tell.

Showing a book

Demonstrating a diorama

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The afternoon was filled with cheerful discussions and shared enthusiasm.

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Leann finished off the afternoon by telling the group about the exciting events she and Robin have planned to begin in the fall.  You will need to watch this space for upcoming announcements and registration information.


All photographs of the day’s activities were taken by Gail F. Chin.

If you want to make your own copy of the CBBAG Pie book, you can download the pdf here. Instructions for printing and assembly can be found on Cathryn Miller’s blog, along with the original Cabbage Pie book. Please note that the guides for scoring the pie page on the CBBAG Pie version are on the coloured (non-text) side.

 

 

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