Donald Glaister, San Francisco Center for the Book, American Academy of Bookbinding
The San Francisco Center for the Book has announced two workshops and a public lecture with visiting instructor, artist and bookbinding expert, Donald Glaister. These specialized bookbinding workshops are being held in conjunction with American Academy of Bookbinding and Hand Bookbinders of California.
The first workshop is Leather Box Making and takes place during the week of April 8 - April 12, 2013 at the San Francisco Center for the Book at 375 Rhode Island.
Many finely bound books have leather boxes made for them, but there are many more uses for leather boxes than to house special books. Portfolios of prints or photographs, manuscripts, valuable ephemera or books that should not be rebound all can be collected and stored in leather presentation boxes. The handmade leather box offers elegant protection for objects as well as an opportunity for bookbinders to work with objects otherwise not available to them.
The second workshop is Hey, I Have An Idea! Now What? Producing a Design Binding from B* to Z and takes place from April 15 - April 19, 2013.
This highly personalized class will make clear the process of producing a design binding from the time that the concept for the binding is formed to the completion of the binding.
There will be a free public lecture with Donald Glaister, open to the entire book arts and bookbinding communities. It will take place at the San Francisco Center for the Book at 375 Rhode Island Street on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00pm