A splendid gathering consists of the history of the mill (with tipped-in samples) printed on Finale, the last paper produced at Hayle, a map of Loose Valley (1856) showing mills on Loose Stream, a gathering of 19 historic photographs laid in a wrapper and a collection of 12 original paper samples laid in a wrapper. All are preserved in a clam shell box.
Except for the photographs and the mill diagram, all the papers used in this project were handmade by Barcham Green and Company at Hayle Mill, Maidstone in Kent, England.
The four components come in a linen covered clamshell box lined inside with Martian Badger paper.
68 pages with a text by Maureen Green. The four components come in a linen covered clamshell box lined inside with Martian Badger paper.The book is bound in Barcham Green Nefertiti paper with longstitch.
Claire Van Vliet is widely recognized as a master printmaker and has won numerous awards, including election to the National Academy, two Honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts and the prestigious MacArthur Prize Fellowship. She founded the Janus Press in 1955 and has published over one hundred books with original artwork of her own and other artists.