The Flowing Spine & Magnetic Pocket Portfolio
Miniature binding reflects the history of full scale binding and like any miniature object is at first sight a smaller version of its larger and life sized counterpart.
The skill in creating miniatures is in making that object function as well as the larger version without it being obvious that the artist has made adjustments in structure and design to achieve this goal.
You will each make at least one miniature book in full leather and one box for that book. For the book I have devised a structure that combines a tight and hollow back, with the text sewn in as the last step. This allows for any decorative/creative work or tooling to be done off the book. The structure opens and closes with ease and offers multiple variations for design and conservation work. The box is a flexible wrap with a magnetic closure that you can make in full leather with complimentary decorative paper.
The binding and the box can both be decorated with onlays and simple tooling in the three day class because making the binding separately from the text allows optimal use of the time we will have together.
All your materials and a copy of The Flowing Spine: A Bookbinding Project will be provided. Please do bring any materials, texts you would like to use yourself or share.
A list of tools will be provided upon registration.
Dates: August 5, 6 & 7, 2019
Location: CBAS Studio, The Essex Studios #164, 2511 Essex Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206
$545.00 includes materials and a copy of The Flowing Spine: A Bookbinding Project Book
Contact Gabrielle to reserve a place, class size is limited. firstname.lastname@example.org or 513 304-5758
Transylvania University and I are planning an exhibition with several events to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Larkspur Press in the early autumn of 2019.
Some of my publications are available for sale. In addition to my own bound copies, I do have many sets of sheets from other publishers, both full size and miniature. Let me know what your interests are and I will send a list!