Author Archives: Julia Ferrari

Fall Workshop/ Retreat series

   QUIET FIRE WORKSHOPS   Golgonooza International School of Typography & Letters   conducts Classes & Workshops as well as having some special residency programs for students in the following areas:   Typography, Binding, Letterpress printing, Broadside making, Art/Printmaking, Writing     2016 Season   QUIET FIRE workshop/ retreat series   Taught By JULIA FERRARI [...]

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Quiet Fire Retreat

Today I held the first Quiet Fire Retreat, with four of us (Anna Horvath, Gahlord DeWald, Greg Fisher, and myself), working improvisationally together, constructing a complex letterpress form, using lots of multi-letter sizing  and hand fitting…hard work… especially doing design changes, which require reworking the fill spacing around the various sizes. We pushed beyond the [...]

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Golgonooza’s Universe

Last night we opened up the known universe & took apart the mandala that had gestated for one cycle in the shop. In doing so we moved the creative energy forward into a new phase for all 4 of us who took part in the event, creating a new form to grow on.

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Interview with Toni Ortner

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TJ Lyons collection event at MassArt.

  Today I went down to Boston to attend the opening ceremony for the TJ Lyons collection at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I got front row seats and was mentioned in the talk as being the person responsible for suggesting the collection take the current atrium space, which was then empty. I [...]

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Julia & Jane interview: Life Lessons

  Transcript 13 /  pt. 1 from an interview with Julia Ferari by Jane Noyes, at the David Walters gallery February 7   Jane: Tell me how you met Dan again. I think you’ve told me but my memory is poor.   Julia: I was living in Boston. Writing poetry. And I saw an ad in [...]

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Julia and Jane interview: the edge of the cliff, the other side of the mountain

File 18 /  Jane: So how are things going with you in this new year? Julia: …Well I’m coming down the other side of the mountain, kind of. But, yeah, I’m feeling hopeful, energized, just thinking about what I need to do in life and trying not to let my normal way of thinking get in [...]

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Workshop invitations coming up

QUIET FIRE WORKSHOPS, Letterpress Retreat June 4, 5, & 6 improvisational broadside collaboration partnered with learning the undefinable skills of creative unknowing and development for 3 days and nights. $700. Flexible fee. Plus materials fee of $50. shared student rooming available. limited to 6 students interested students should contact the press for a phone interview [...]

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Woodstove, soup, & printing at Golgonooza

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Conversations with Jane and Julia

Conversation/interview with Julia Ferrari and Jane Noyes (winter MMXIII) PART 2 Jane: How have you been,  and how is your blog project? Julia: I’ve been thinking, that’s got to be my future, connecting with other people, having people want to work here, be here with me, making projects together. So it’s sort of—it is that [...]

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