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Amanda Watson-Will
  • Female
  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Australia
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http://amandawatson-will.weebly.com
Background
My background is as a ceramic artist, but about 5 years ago I discovered artists books and instantly fell in love. I enjoy making work that is tactile and which the viewer can pick-up and handle. I am interested in exploring ways of combining artists books and ceramics.

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The Making of "The Great Library" Part 1

Posted on January 7, 2012 at 17:11 0 Comments

I've just written the first of a couple of blog posts looking in more detail at how my recent book "The Great Library of Alexandria" was made.You can read it here:

The book is part of Book*Art*Object, Edition 3, made as a response to an extract from "Art & Lies" by Jeanette Winterson. The edition has been acquired by the State Library of Queensland and my book can be…

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Book-ish things to visit in Sydney?

Posted on July 19, 2010 at 13:28 4 Comments

Hello! I'm off to Sydney tomorrow and I was wondering what you would recommend an out-of-town visitor check out in the realm of artists books, lovely papers, etc
Thanks!
Amanda
Brisbane

Oriental papers in Melbourne

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 11:26 11 Comments

I apologize if this is the wrong forum to be raising this, but I felt it was a bit broad for any single group stream.

I am wondering if anyone knows of a good shop for oriental papers in Melbourne? The Sydney shop Amazing Papers looks great, but I find it difficult to match colours shopping online, and I'd like to be able to actually go into a shop. I am in Brisbane and have visited Eckersley's which is the best source I know of here, but next week I'll be in Melbourne so I thought I could… Continue

Making books from porcelain

Posted on July 21, 2008 at 11:30 5 Comments

Over the next month or so I will be documenting my progress as I try to make my first artist's books in porcelain.



I have two books planned, an accordian and a flag book. With rigid "pages" like clay, another material has to be used to allow movement. The other option is to make the book as a purely sculptural piece, subverting the whole idea of movement and progression through the book, by creating an immovable form.



I have started posting my progress on… Continue

More on "Blood on Paper"

Posted on June 27, 2008 at 23:50 5 Comments

Hi Everyone! I've just joined the forum and I really hope to make some friends and share some information here. I've just returned from 7 weeks in the UK and 1 week in Paris and although the purpose of the trip was a family reunion, my second goal was to search out as much as I could about artists books. I was lucky enough to see the Blood on Paper exhibition at the V&A and posted some of my impressions in a blog post a few weeks ago. It is by no means a full review, just my thoughts, but… Continue

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At 3:14 on January 28, 2012, Bronwen Bradshaw said…

Hi Amanda, I've just looked at your Alexandria video with great interest, and have forwarded it to Ama Bolton, a book colleague of mine, whose book 'What is a Book?' is now actually in the library at Alexandria. She is also following BookArtObject. You might be interested to look at her website - it's barleybooks.com or something like that.

At 3:37 on August 28, 2010, Julie Dodd said…
Thank you Amanda. Julie
At 20:16 on August 5, 2010, Monica Oppen said…
Hi Amanda, That would be great. Monica
At 1:01 on August 28, 2009, Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch said…
Congratulations Amanda on 'Like Weather's' acquistion for the SCU Collection. A wonderful well thought out unique work. The extension concept work 'Resistance' in porcelain will definitely be a winner somewhere down the track for you too!
You may want to check out my ceramic artist friend's website here
At 21:11 on August 19, 2009, brin said…
i noticed your 'like weather' book was acquired at the 'scu acquisitive book awards' ... congratulations :)
At 7:48 on April 14, 2009, Deborah Klein's Page said…
Hello Amanda,
Thanks for your recent comment. Your blog is excellent - really informative. I look forward very much to following the progress of your work, which also looks great.
At 2:53 on April 14, 2009, Abigail Thomas said…
Thanks for your comment Amanda, hope you are well. x
At 19:11 on September 4, 2008, Megan Herring said…
Hi Amanda,

I'm looking forward to meeting you! I had a quick look at your blog and i'm really interested in your progress on porcelain books, sounds great i'd like to know how that's going. I am really interested in having a show of sculptural books some time next year. My gallery is very new so I need to make some solid plans about that sort of thing.
Megan
At 2:27 on July 25, 2008, Velma Bolyard said…
You might want to take a look at Lotte Glob's ceramic books, if you don't already know them. www.lotteglob.com, I believe.
At 15:52 on July 14, 2008, Deanna said…
Thanks for your comment, Amanda. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your books!
 
 
 

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