Catching up with Pop-Up Artist Richard Creighton
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This year marks GreenHill's 3rd year of our Pop-Up Artist Residency program! To date we have had 12 artists participate in the program, which brings local artists into the ArtQuest Studios to share their work with children and families over a 10 day period. Artists submit a project description of what they would like to do while in residence, with an emphasis on how their work will engage the variety of visitors we have at GreenHill. As we begin our third year of this program, we are catching up with some of our past Pop-Up Artist Residents to see what they are working on now.

GreenHill is currently accepting submissions for our Fall 2018 Pop-Up Residencies. To read more about the program and to apply, visit here.

From choosing the right paper to traditional bookbinding techniques, local artist Richard Creighton knows his way around a good book. Richard was in the studios exactly one year ago in March of 2017 as Pop-Up Resident, where shared his love for all things bookmaking with both children and adults.  Richard, who has previously taught college level Book Arts classes and has professional experience as a bookbinder, knows the ins and outs of creating a quality book like the back of his hand. His extensive experiences in the arts as a graphic designer, professor and creative director is evident in his work as an artist.

Since his residency, Richard has been working in his studio at the 205 Collaborative, located in downtown Greensboro. He participates frequently in their “Second Saturday” open houses each month, demonstrating bookbinding, watercolor painting, and paper-making to visitors. Currently, Richard’s studio is under repair after suffering damages from a small fire. He will be working to repair and restore items that were not as damaged in order to be up and running as soon as possible.

Earlier this summer, he taught workshops on paper making and historical typography at North America's largest Medieval Historical Reenactment event in NW Pennsylvania, where he worked with students from all over the US. Richard also participates in an international art exchange with other artists who produce work using Asemic Writing, and is currently working on his contribution for his second round in this exchange.


Currently, Richard is developing a series of workshops on Bookbinding and Paper Making that will be offered at the 205 Collaborative and other venues during the 2018 year. He also makes and sells leather-bound journals that you can find at the Corner Farmers Market and Meraki Handmade.

Check out the links below to keep up with Richard’s bookmaking adventures!