Tower of Inspiration XII

Pitfired Object,  11″ height x 5″ base,  Multi page coptic binding and Original binding hanging inside,  $200

An original Binding sits suspended in the top opening and
contains quotes from Albert Einstein and Jim Morrison.

A Coptic Bound handstitched book sits in a chamber where
other words of inspiration can be penned.

Marblelized Papers and 100% cotton papers

Adirondack Book Arts by Terrance D Young, Young’s Studio & Gallery, Jay NY Adirondack Book Arts by Terrance D Young, Young’s Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Adirondack Book Arts by Terrance D Young, Young’s Studio & Gallery, Jay NYThe clay tower is handmade from a slab of clay.  Bisque fired to 1600 degrees, then smoked in a sawdust burn pit for 24 hours, with chemical salts.  It’s a very unpredictable process, yet exciting as I try to create a book that will work with the clay form.

Hanging from a twig is an original binding that contains two quotes of inspiration.  A quote  from Albert Einstein and one from Jim Morrison.

The binding sits gently into grooves placed on the top of the tower form.

 Adirondack Book Arts by Terrance D Young, Young’s Studio & Gallery, Jay NY  Adirondack Book Arts by Terrance D Young, Young’s Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

A book sits in a small chamber at the base of this tower, it has a coptic binding sewing together 18 signatures of Arches Text Wove 100% cotton paper.  Each signature is 3 sheets thick making a total of over 100 pages to write words of inspiration on.

The book measures 5″ x 2 3/8″ x 1.5″ thick, the cover paper is hand made
by a Montreal Papper artist and the end sheets are Japanese paper.