Contemporary Paper Bindings with Karen Hanmer :: Monday & Tuesday, April 23 & 24, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
For centuries paper has served as a quick, elegant, and economical covering material for books. This versatile material can create structures ranging from pocket notebooks to conservation friendly bindings to a case durable enough for a heavily-used manual.
In this two-day workshop we will explore both basic and more complex paper bindings ranging from a simple pamphlet-stitched notebook to a journal with minimalist, linear decorative sewing to a sturdy paper case with lightweight but rigid covers.
Three Playful Structures :: Flag Book, Triangle Book & Jacob's Ladder with Karen Hanmer :: Wednesday & Thursday, April 25 & 26, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
These artists’ book structures function on numerous levels: as a codex held in the hand and read page by page in sequence, as a sculpture, and as a delightful object to play with.
Turning Leaves with Kumi Korf :: Saturday, June 9, 2018 :: 9am-3pm AND Sunday, June 10, 2018 :: 9am-4pm
In this workshop, which combines book arts and box making, students will create portable architecture with Joseph Cornell in mind.
The Ideal Sketchbook is modeled on the those used by Wordsworth and Ruskin as they wandered the Lake District to draw and write. Strong, elegant, and pleasing to use, it was the 'daybook' of choice for all the great Romantic poets and artists.
Michael and Dominic’s most popular class is back!
A great class for beginners, this album can also be made on the kitchen table with a few tools. This is a great book structure for artists and photographers who want to display their work in a beautiful, hand-made book.
Traditional Full Leather Binding with Dominic Riley :: Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Victorian Luxury! This class is a must for anyone wanting to advance their leather bookbinding skills.
Learn how to restore your dictionaries, encyclopedias and cook books with this extremely robust binding. A perfect class for bookbinders of all levels.
A new offering from bookbinder extraordinaire, Dominic Riley, this class combines several tooling techniques into a five-day extravaganza of traditional and creative approaches.
Repairing Leather Bindings with Japanese Tissue Paper with Dominic Riley :: Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Discover the miraculous properties of Japanese paper as a material for repairing leather bindings.
Millimeter Binding Intensive with Michael Burke :: Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Scandinavian Elegance! Discover the beauty of the Danish Millimeter Binding, and spend five days exploring this classic style and its variations. This class is highly recommended as an introduction to bookbinding with leather.
Enhance the beauty of your hand bound books! This workshop introduces you to a host of attractive colored edges.
This binding originated in Constantinople and throughout history the binding endured. The essential elements of Byzantine bindings, such as a flexible spine, wooden boards and blind stamped leather are still very much in use today. In this workshop we will make a typical example of this fascinating structure.
Boxmaking and leatherwork combine in this superb luxury box! Whether it is used to house a fine binding, cherished ephemera or suites of prints, this is the ideal box for the job, and a very good class for those looking to work with leather and gold.
About the Instructors
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.
Karen Hanmer’s artist-made books are physical manifestations of personal essays intertwining history, culture, politics, science and technology. She utilizes both traditional and contemporary book structures, and the work is often playful in content or format.
Hanmer is winner of the Jury Prize for Binding in the 2009 Helen Warren DeGolyer American Bookbinding Competition. One of only nine graduates of the American Academy of Bookbinding’s Fine Binding program, Hanmer has studied with many notable fine binders. She holds a degree in Economics from Northwestern University. See more of her work on her website at: karenhanmer.com
Kumi Korf - an artist whose work uses a wide range of media and techniques, Kumi studied architecture in her native Japan and practices architecture in Ithaca, NY. She teaches sculptural book workshops widely on the East Coast, exhibits nationally, and curates artist's book exhibitions.
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. Dominic is President of the Society of Bookbinders.