The Glazier Codex

$ 690.00

June 19th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Michael Burke
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: June 19th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: June 23rd, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 5

The Glazier Codex surfaced in the 1960's in such pristine condition that many experts initially found it difficult to believe it really does date from between the years 420 and 598. The professional consensus is that it is genuine. This 5/6th century book is a delight in both its fascinating structure and bizarre dragon design. From the leather hinging thongs to the serrated wrapping bands, this book is like no other in your library.

Our facsimile model will have all the features of the original. In addition to learning the sewing pattern and unusual leather spine structure, you will also cut, tool and weave the leather thongs, shape the boards, hone the bone clasps and much more.

Materials to Bring: Chisels; hand drill and small bits; paring knife and strop; paste brush; sanding block; sandpaper, various grits; scalpel and blades, tweezers.

Bring if you have: G-clamps (2), hacksaw, Brockman or Schärf-fix parer, Japanese screw punch, woodworker's block plane (with a good sharp blade).

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: awl, bone folder, cutting mat, dividers, scissors, sewing needles, straight edge.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $690.00

Date & Time: Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Michael Burke

Michael Burke studied bookbinding with Dominic Riley and paper conservation with Karen Zukor. He lives in the Lake District, where he teaches bookbinding. In recent years he has taught and lectured at Society of Bookbinders conferences and seminars, and at Guild of Bookworkers meetings in the USA, as well as teaching tours in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. Each year he teaches summer school at the San Francisco Center for the Book and across the USA. Michael researches the structures of ancient and medieval bindings, and has a Masters degree in the History of the Book from the University of London.

Past Student Reviews:

“I was impressed with Michael's professionalism and patience. He was courteous, kind and respectful to everyone and was the kind of instructor who puts students at ease and makes everyone feel valued.”

“I think he did brilliantly. I live far away, but would happily drive a long distance again to take another class with Michael.”

“Instructor was knowledgable and delightfully instructive  - the day flew by!”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
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