Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Workshop!

I will be teaching a bookbinding workshop in Union Springs, New York!
See http://www.unionspringscsd.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=518 for fees, and to register.

In this class you will get to make a blank hard-cover book to take home! We will start by making our own decorative paste papers using acrylic paints and wheat starch. Next we will sew the pages together using thread and traditional bookbinding techniques. Finally, we will construct the covers using our decorated paper, and attach them to our books. At the end you will have a beautiful hand-made book and the knowledge to repeat the process on your own.

Monday, February 1, 2016

New Workshop!

I will be teaching a book repair workshop in Union Springs, New York!
See http://www.unionspringscsd.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=518 for fees, and to register.

Do you have a favorite book that is falling apart that you would like to fix? In this hands-on workshop we will explore some basic repair techniques, and you will get to make a new hard cover and rebind one of your own books! We will discuss ways to add structural strength to a book, as well as why books tend to fall apart in the first place. The emphasis of this workshop will be on giving you the skills and knowledge to bring broken books back to a lasting and functional state.

For the purposes of this workshop, you will need a sewn book with intact pages. All other materials will be provided. Books with missing spines or detached covers are fine. I encourage you to bring multiple books so we can choose the best candidate. I will also have a few old books freely available should you need one.

This workshop will not focus on restoration, or restoring a book to its original appearance, so family heirlooms or otherwise valuable books are not good candidates, but you are welcome to bring them to discuss.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Book Collecting . . .

One side effect of collecting books based on design, rather than subject, is that it yields an eclectic and unusual selection of reading material. In this smattering of Bruce Rogers books (that I have read) we have Vikings, Lumberjacks, Moon Maidens, and yes, Hydriotaphia!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Recent Commission . . .

I recently had the pleasure of surprising fabulous artist Kari Ganoung Ruiz (www.KariGanoungRuiz.com) with this hand-bound guest book! It is a large and heavy book including a cloth covered custom made box, tethered pen, leather spine, and hand-sewn end-bands among other niceties. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

New . . .

I have been working on engineering and designing a complex paper model of the Wells College Main Building for quite some time, and here it is just in time for the new year!

It is printed on high quality paper, and painstakingly hand-assembled. Dimensions are approximately 3.5in square by 5in tall. A very limited number are available for only $35.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Recent Commission . . .

I was asked to design a card inspired by my first stained glass window, and this is it!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Mark Your Calendar!

I will be at Copperesque in Aurora, New York on December 12th from 2-5 with my press! Come and we will print some ornaments together. This will be a fun and non-demanding experience for all ages. I look forward to seeing you all!