an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
it’s All Books All Of The Time as I finish up the final layouts and assembly of the full Contemporary Geometric Beadwork series (including foreign translations (yay!) and reissues of the first two volumes).
I expect to finish, print and ship our 500 signed pre-order bundles this late September, but no official press date is set. Amazon pre-orders for regular copies will open soon.
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We had a lot of fun with our final internet beadalong with the Facebook group Seed Beads And More, and I am happy to say that we finalized our beginning Cycle pattern to something neat we can teach anyone to do – the Flower Face Assembly.
I’ll have a finished pattern to share here with you quite soon. In the meantime, for those interested, here are some updates.
Please note particularly the workshops with Sam Norgard in Nova Scotia – Sam is working to build a new studio and teaching space in Nova Scotia, and boy do we want her doing this. I will be with her in spirit and online this July 7-9 for her Triangles In Motion workshop (I broke my leg and can’t travel, or I’d go in person in a heartbeat) and I will be there in person next summer for the next one.
Sam is a highly talented teacher and artist, a huge supporter of and contributor to the CGB project, and an instructor at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Let’s support her in this new move – let me know if you can make it up there this July, and we’ll plan a project together that we can publish in the new CGB books.
Contact Sam directly for more info.
We’re gathering in Boston in the last two weeks of July for an invited working group, but unfortunately (broken leg) I am not able to accept any further guests to our workshops who have not already made arrangements with me. I had hoped to do a few public classes and lectures, but now they will simply be online (and free). Watch the blog here for links.
My European workshop near Limoges, France (Oct 5-11) is available for signup, it’s affordable, and there are just a few sleepover spaces left at the beautiful old Domaine de Romefort in Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, France. Yes! You can share a room and yes we can help you find a roomie! Please contact Marca Smit via email if you would like more information.
August 2-10, California
UCLA Art/Sci, Victoria Vesna and Jim Gimzewski, 2 days, guest lectures, collaboration
Stanford, guest lectures, projects with students
July 16-30, Boston
Contemporary Geometric Beadwork international work group / retreat, invited conference at MIT and my studio in Back Bay
October, 2018: Europe
CGB Book Tour – Oct. 5-11 I’ll be in Limoges, France, for a weeklong retreat, and outside of those dates I’ll be traveling to visit art and colleagues in Linz, Barcelona, Norway and elsewhere.
June 2019, Nova Scotia
Art / mathematical beading retreat with Sam Norgard – sign up soon if you want a space in this summer’s session (I’ll be participating remotely) or the next (I will be there in person).
While I finish all of this work, I’m taking the gentle opportunity brought by a full desk to put social media and commerce and on hiatus.