Feilding Intermediate School with their 'Give it a go' programme.
The set of 12 freshly 'cased in' journals are placed top and tail under a clean flat board covered with some heavy weights. The books are best left like this overnight before anyone opens the Journal. As the glue dries fully the strength of the construction increases and after some hours under pressure the book will open right out and be very strong. ( I let the students take their Journals with them and they promise to put them under a stack of books overnight before 'opening' them in the morning.)
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.