The Leather-Entry Slipcase

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$ 185.00

July 8th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Dominic Riley
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: July 8th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: July 8th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

The leather entry slipcase is a classic luxury enclosure for rare or valuable books, which was popular through the nineteenth century. It is more robust than ordinary slipcases, with double walls which interlock, making very strong joints. The opening of the slipcase is covered with thinly pared goatskin, which gives a feel of elegance and refinement when on the shelf. The leather is then trimmed out and the rest of the box is covered with bookcloth.

Materials to Bring: Scalpel, masking tape, paring knife. Students may bring a book of average paperback size to build a slipcase for.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during class: Bone folder, metal ruler, utility knife.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $185.00

Date & Time: Saturday July 8, 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 | Dominic Riley

Dominic Riley is an internationally renowned bookbinder, artist, lecturer and teacher. He has his bindery in the Lake District, from where he travels across the UK teaching and lecturing. He spends part of the year teaching in San Francisco and across the USA. His work is mostly restoration and Design Binding, for which he has won many prizes in the Designer Bookbinders competition. He was elected Fellow of DB in 2008. His bindings are in collections worldwide, including the British Library, the Grolier Club in New York and the San Francisco Public Library. In 2013 he won first prize, the Sir Paul Getty Award, in the International Bookbinding Competition.

Past Student Reviews:

“Dominic is a master craftsman but he is also a cultural historian of bookbinding and binders. There are always interesting tidbits that tie the craft to the larger world to spice up the day.”

“Dominic was so engaged with each student, with bonus history and otherwise entertaining tales. He created such a great atmosphere in the class."

"This class was everything I'd hoped it would be, and much more." 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
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