We have been making fine press and artist's books for over 30 years. When we started, as craftspeople at Renaissance Faires, we fell in love with the "gypsy wagons" that other vendors had built to sleep in or to sell their wares from. We built this wagon in 2009, designed after a typical 1900s Redding style English Gypsy Wagon. We are now traveling around the country to sell our books, teach book arts workshops, talk about books as artworks and to seek out beauty in the USA.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wandering around Tuckenhay

We arrived in Tuckenhay several days early so that we could walk the little paths that the papermakers walked, eat and drink in their pubs, and in general get a geographical sense of the place that we had lived in for years through their stories, but in reality we had only visited briefly, once or maybe twice, and that was over 20 years ago. Let us share what we found...

The first day we walked through Tuckenhay, Cornworthy, and Ashprington

The start of the path from Tuckenhay
The path to Ditisham
The end of Corkscrew Hill near Cornworthy
The church in Cornworthy
Detail of wood work in church.
11th century font

The Waterman's Arms at Bow Bridge, where Tom grew up
Bow Bridge
The stepping stones to Ashprington
The Harborn River below Bow Bridge, at the Tuckenhay Quay
The Maltster's Arms, the papermakers nearest pub

We also went to Dartington, Dartmoor, Dartmouth, and Totnes


Inside the Willow Cafe
Art in Dartmouth

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