Engineering behind artwork to be discussed at Northwind Book Arts Group meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — The order in which things are done matters.

Shane Miller and Peter Newland will lead a discussion on creating complex art works and engineering their production at the Northwind Arts Center on Tuesday.

Discussion times

The discussion will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the center at 701 Water St.

“Whether it be sterling silver jewelry or mixed media narrative boxes, or artists’ books, metal and photo-etching are the foundations of Shane Miller’s art,” said Carl Youngmann, co-owner of The North Press and co-founder of the Northwind Book Arts Group with Ellie Mathews.

“Pattern and texture become her palette more than color,” Youngmann said, adding that vintage photographs, words, narrative and a good story are also key elements.

“Throw in a little imagination and her observations of how she sees the world and you have the ingredients of what she calls uncommon work.”

For more about Miller, see

Peter Newland and Robyn Johnson maintain a home and studio at Tarboo Bay. They share an interest and collaborate in both creating and collecting artists’ books, making paper and photography.

Vietnam experience

Peter’s 2016 “Did You See What I Saw” is about his Vietnam experience.

The Northwind Book Arts Group is dedicated to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as art, while preserving the traditional practices involved in the creations of books.

It provides a forum for exchange among fine printers, typographers, binders and artists in and around Port Townsend and the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.

It is open to all with an interest in artist’s books, fine printing and paper.

For more information, contact Mathews at 360-379-3660 or at http://

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