Monday, January 14, 2019

Aurora Historical Society


I will be back at the Aurora Historical Society doing some informal bookbinding demos on Tuesday. Come say hi!

The winter series, "Craft," begins on Tuesday, January 15th, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The museum is warm, the lighting is great, so bring what you're working on, or stop by to read the antique cookbooks and recipe collection (yes, you can make copies). Rob LoMascolo and Linda Schwab are hosting.

The Aurora Historical Society is located at 371 Main St, on the rear courtyard shared with Vintage Lighting.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Recent Commission . . .


Another client's well loved cookbook has been put back together!

Mark your Calendars . . .


I will be on-hand with a selection of my letterpress printed cards and hand-made gifts at The Aurora Historical Society (371 Main Street, Aurora) on December 22, from 11 to 1pm. 

Come see the show, "The Work of Our Hands: Heritage Skills Then & Now" and say hello!


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Summer Institute


As part of the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute I will be teaching a week long workshop at my studio on printing polymer plates on the Heidelberg. Check it out! 


July 14-20, 2019 — This course will serve as a hands-on introduction to both the Heidelberg Cylinder and Platen presses. Heidelberg presses are considered to be among the finest production letterpress machines ever produced, yet they can be quite intimidating at first. The class will work as a group to demystify these presses by using them to produce a small collaborative cookbook. The class will walk through the entire process of designing for letterpress with digital pre-press in Adobe InDesign, making polymer plates, printing, and finishing with basic pamphlet bound collaborative books to take home as a cumulative result of the week’s work. This course will be will be taught at Robert LoMascolo’s studio nestled in the woods just one mile away from Wells College. You will be shuttled back and fourth from campus allowing for plenty of interaction with the other Institute students, as well as a fieldtrip to Boxcar Press in Syracuse and The Press & Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler in Skaneateles too! A basic understanding of letterpress is preferred, but not required. 


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Student work . . .


Several of my Binding II students at Wells College elected to make a miniature full leather book as a final project. At only 3 inches tall they are each charming. 


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Christmas in Aurora


Many thanks to all the new and old friends who came out to my Christmas Open House! 

If you missed the Christmas in Aurora festivities, I still have a small selection of Christmas and winter themed letterpress printed items available at The Aurora Historical Society or anytime from www.rlfinepress.com.


Thursday, November 22, 2018