About the Instructor
For Bonnie Thompson Norman books are a passion and a profession. She has been proprietor of The Windowpane Press for about forty years. She learned to print at The Womanís Building in Los Angeles where she took the class so often she became the teacherís assistant and, eventually, the Studio Director. It was that community-centered environment which forged a lively and involved dedication to teaching letterpress printing and book arts to as many people as possible in an affordable and accessible atmosphere.
In Seattle, Bonnie worked as a hand bookbinder in a commercial bindery for nearly twenty years and teaches classes in printing and book making in her home studio. Bonnie produces works varied in content, technique, craftsmanship and structure that offer challenging questions, provocative puns and inspiration about timeless and/or contemporary issues in the form of broadsides and artistís books.
Her work is in public and private collections, both nationally and internationally, and has been included in numerous exhibitions and publications.
I have an Open Studio every Wednesday, from 7 to 10 pm. Everyone is welcome: this is an opportunity to work on your own project at your own pace using my letterpress and/or bookbinding equipment.
Time at ExCo:
The Book as Art, A Book in a Box, Letterpress Printed Artist's Books