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Daniel Essig - Wood Covers, Mica Pages - July 24-28, 2020 - $545.00
Workshop Description:
Developed as early as the fourth century, this Ethiopian binding style has withstood the test of time. The elegant sewing structure, combined with the use of traditional wooden covers and alternative mica pages, opens a wide range of possibilities for both he beginner and the advanced bookbinder. Using a variety of tools, students will drill, shape, and smooth book covers. A combination of paper and composite mica will be used for book pages. Finishing will include sealing the wooden cover with milk paint and a coating of wax as well as adding a leather closure.
Session runs July 24- 28, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
Tuition includes 2 lunches and registration. Does not include materials or lodging.
Artist Bio:
Daniel Essig is a studio artist living in Penland, North Carolina. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. Daniel was a Penland School of Crafts Core Student and he teaches workshops nationally and; internationally. The Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, Mint Museum and the University of California at Santa Cruz McHenry Library have collected his sculptural books.