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Moeraki Boulders

Sing Weaving

  Elizabeth Steiner..... 
Artist Statement

Both books are in "Woven and Interlocking Book Structures" that I
co-published with Claire van Vliet from the Janus, Steiner and Gefn presses.

The design of the book and the structure are usually in response to the text and are
often prompted by a call for entries for an exhibition. I enjoy the challenge of designing
a new structure that is non-adhesive.

About the Artist

Steiner attended Canterbury University School of Art, then trained in Occupational
therapy. She practiced Occupational Therapy in New Zealand and the United Kingdom
prior to tutoring at the New Zealand Occupational Therapy School. Then she returned
to Painting and Printmaking followed by Papermaking using plant materials. Steiner
attended the First New Zealand Book Symposium in 1993 where Claire van Vliet and
Bonnie Thompson-Norman conducted the workshop. There she discovered a medium
that combined a number of various skills she had gathered over the years. Since then
she has attended workshops given by Keith Smith, Scott McCarney, Hedi Kyle and
Marta Gomez, plus other teachers as well as giving workshops in New Zealand and Australia.

In 2002, Steiner published "Woven and Interlocking Book Structures" with Claire van Vliet and continues to design new non-adhesive binding structures. Her books are usually produced in editions of up to 30.

Books in the Following Collections:

Rare Books Library, Auckland Central Library, Auckland, New Zealand
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand
Bailey-Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, IN, USA
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Mackay City Council Library Services, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Montana State University, Billings, MT, USA
Special Collections Library, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA
Special Collections, Neilson Library, Smith College, Northhampton, MA, USA
Kohler Art Library, Madison, WI, USA
Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
McCabe Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA