Making Books Using Repurposed Materials

Susan Bradish

I am a former veterinarian turned artist, with special interests in book arts, printmaking and metalsmithing.  I hold a BFA from Eastern Kentucky University.  I like using a variety of materials in my work, especially things I find in nature and things I have collected over years of travel.  Handmade books are fascinating because they can be made in many shapes, sizes and forms.  One design can lead to variations and soon you have a whole family of book designs, each unique but always linking us to traditional arts and crafts of the past.


  • Venue:
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Meets On:
        Saturday, July 21
  • Address:
    251 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $40 (includes materials)

With Susan Bradish.

With all the concern about the environment, we can cut down on waste by repurposing “trash” into treasure. Here is a way to do good for the environment AND create a nice notebook to use in school, in the garden or on field trips. Make your own Field Notebook from a colorful bag that once held birdseed. This material has vibrant colors and is made of sturdy woven, weather proof plastic. This class is suitable for teens and adults. Limit: 8 participants. Susan Bradish holds a BFA from Eastern Kentucky University and is the owner of Skirted Turtle Studio in Lexington where she does book arts, printmaking and metalsmithing. [NEW!] [ONE-TIME]

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