Monthly Archives: June 2013

Carousel Books, Photo Finish

Students finished their carousel books today in an intense session of cutting and gluing. I’m so pleased with the range of subject matter and personal creative approaches exhibited in the books. These photos speak for themselves.

Finally, Liana made a commemorative tunnel book of the entire class to take back with her to Brazil.


Carousel Books in Progress

Today, students in my paper engineering class at Oregon College of Art and Craft worked on their carousel books. I think their smiles reflect the results. Photos of the books will be posted tomorrow.




Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland


    This week has started with a paper frenzy at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. My seven students range from a teacher from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to a public defender and two future educators just finishing their Masters of Teaching degrees. The class already has begun designing their own colorful pop-up scenes, and as of this moment they’re working on constructing individual carousel books. Check back to see their progress through the week.


Carol featured in Washington University Alumni Magazine

Washington University Alumni photo of Carol Barton

The June issue of Washington University’s alumni online magazine features a nice article on me and my Pocket Paper Engineer how-to books. I was interviewed by writer David McKay Wilson in February and photographed by Andres Alonso in my studio. It’s always fun to work with other creative people and discover their slant on what I do. Here’s the link to the article.

Pocket Paper Engineer wins Independent Publisher Award

Carol Receiving IPPY AwardNew York City

This past week I was in New York City to attend the Independent Publishers Book Awards Ceremony at The Providence on 57th Street. My book The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 3 won the Silver Medal for how-to books. The event featured a live band, open bar, and lots of interesting authors and publishers in attendance. Aside from the exciting evening, Henry and I went to the Rubin Museum of Art with its fascinating collection of Himalayan treasures, and saw another intriguing exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Rubin Museum, Vajravarahi, 18th century BhutanRubin Museum, Virupaksha, 17th-18th cent China