Books and Clay: Handmade Objects with History


Books and Clay: Handmade Objects with History


Download handmade-book-art-2_13296960325_o.jpg (474 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-3_13296965765_o.jpg (553 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-4_13297348544_o.jpg (873 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-5_13297353344_o.jpg (815 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-6_13297139993_o.jpg (708 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-7_13297143893_o.jpg (896 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-8_13297367374_o.jpg (361 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-9_13297371374_o.jpg (996 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-10_13297375824_o.jpg (679 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-11_13297001075_o.jpg (630 KB)

Download handmade-book-art-12_13297005375_o.jpg (606 KB)


Mobile — One of man's greatest achievements in communication has been the book. A display of handmade books at the University of South Alabama Marx Library showed viewers handmade versions that look nothing like today's textbooks and paperbacks. The handmade books were based on a historical precedent for their structural composition but were created with materials available today. Papyrus, paint, cloth, clay, paper, electronic media, colored pencil, and inks were a few of the media used to create the one-of-a-kind books featured in the exhibit.

The unique handmade objects on display were created by Mary Ann Sampson, an art instructor at Jacksonville State University (JSU), and several JSU students and faculty members. Exhibitors included Sampson, Jeremy Bagwell, Brittney Beard, Chang Chen, Alan Curtis, Karen Peterson Henricks, Laverne Lombardi, Allison McElroy, Jennifer Moore, Michael Moore, Cynthia Stahl Porter, Susan Robertson, Anita H. Stewart, and Tonya Wilson.

The art exhibited in the display cases located on the third floor of the USA Marx Library in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art. This book arts exhibit was free to the public and will be on display through Friday, May 30, 2014.

Publication Date





Book Art, Book, Education


Arts and Humanities

Books and Clay: Handmade Objects with History