Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture in LA Times!

Click above to see our review in Los Angeles Times' "Favorite Books 2008" feature!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Support local handmade art at the Hook Pottery Paper Exhibition & Sale at Front Forty Press!

This Thursday-Friday (Dec 4-6)
10 am - 9 pm each day
at our studio:
437 N Wolcott #101 (corner of Wolcott + Hubbard)
Chicago, IL 60622

Artists Reception:
Friday December 5th, 2008
6 pm to 9 pm
Tea and beverages will be served

Please join Front Forty Press in celebrating new creative output from the artists of Hook Pottery Paper, the rural studio of husband and wife team Jon Hook and Andrea Peterson. Both artists moved to the country to realize a shared dream of capturing natural textures and shapes in their art while utilizing local and renewable resources in its creation. All of the pottery is wood fired, ranging in style from the traditional to highly conceptual. The paper and printed art is made from indigenous plants and fibers. Both artists combine a refined vision with unique processes in creating one of a kind pieces. As a result each artists' work is esteemed locally and internationally.

Hook and Peterson will visit Chicago from December 4th through 7th to display and demonstrate their products and processes at Front Forty Press. The exhibition/sale will include many fine pieces including a wide range of wood fired ceramic work by Jon Hook along with the handmade natural fiber papers, stationery, and paper / print art works by Andrea Peterson. Both artists will be present to discuss and demonstrate their techniques throughout the weekend.

Please join us for this special exhibition and sale! More detailed information on this event can be found on or call the artists directly at 219-362-9478.

Contact Front Forty Press at 312-492-6644 or for further information as well.

Front 40 books and products will be on sale during this event, with a holiday discount. Books make excellent gifts!