Explorations in Leather as Surface: A Hand Bookbinders of California Workshop
September 2nd, 2011 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Timothy Ely
- Workshop Type: Binding
- Workshop Status: Closed
- Workshop Start: September 2nd, 2011 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: September 2nd, 2011 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
In this one-day workshop, we will explore the many uses of leather in bookbinding and fabricate a variety of samples that will greatly expand your surface design possibilities. You will be provided with sufficient fundamentals of binding in leather that will enable you to experiment and develop your own physical surfaces. We will explore the use of paints, pigments and adherents, and examine ways to use these materials to solve the problems that are inherent in making a book that is both beautiful and durable.
Timothy Ely's "skin" method is a surface design method which extends the aesthetic of leather without employing it. Over centuries of use, leather has attained a pinnacle of value as the material of choice for the finest of books. Skin can be fabricated to be flexible or rigid and can be used on spines and flex points of a book. It can be used on flat, planar spaces on the bookbinding. Skin can be built directly onto a bookbinding or off the book for a later application. Skin can be thick and armored or tissue-thin and transparent as vellum.
Materials to bring: TBA
Materials Fee: $15
HBC members receive a $20 discount on workshop registration. Please call 415-565-0545 to register and receive the discount.