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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Not summer quite yet....

In the meantime consider taking this class by Gabrielle Fox, CBAS member and binder, conservator and artist extraordinaire!

Example of a Gabrielle Fox binding
Gabrielle Fox Butler Workshop
Introduction to Surface Decoration
Date: February 25-26, 2012
Time: Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 9am-1pm
Location: King Library Press Pressroom, University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Cost: Members $150, Non-members $175
Materials: $50
Limit: 10 students
Have you been wondering where to begin or have questions on how to execute a design on a binding?  This is the class for you!

Blind, foil and gold tooling will be demonstrated and you will then have a chance to begin practicing with guidance and information.  Please understand this is just an introduction, but if you wish to pursue it, we will discuss where to go and what to do next. Attaching objects to bindings and various methods of layering, both raised and recessed, will also be demonstrated.  You will have the opportunity to begin this exploration as well with guidance and information to continue experiments leading to satisfactory results.

Class will take place on Saturday from 1-5PM and then again on Sunday morning from 9am-1pm. Materials fee is $50. Previous experience working with leather in bookbinding is preferred. Some preparation for the class will be required in order to keep the materials fee to a minimum and allow accomplishing more while we are together. 

To register for the workshop and save your spot, please contact the Midwest Programs chair, Mary Uthuppuru mary@springleafpress.com

Gabrielle Fox is an accomplished artisan in the binding, conservation and restoration of fine books. After receiving her B.A.in English Literature and Writing from the University of Cincinnati she traveled to England where she received a diploma in Fine Binding and Conservation from the Guildford College of Technology in Surrey. She spent many years in England and is now based in Cincinnati, traveling often to advise private collectors and institutions on their collections. Gabrielle has a strong emphasis in her work on making and teaching miniature books. Her bindings have been exhibited widely and her work is represented in many private and public collections both here in the US and internationally. She is the author of The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books and is now writing the history of Larkspur Press. www.gabriellefox.com

Summer already....

During the depths of winter, once all the bright lights of Christmas and Hanukkah have passed...it is great to think about summer! Or at least I do, plans for gardens, plans for vacations and plans for more books! Last year I went to Penland located in the mountains of North Carolina for a two week letterpress and printmaking intensive which was fantastic.  I have heard (but never attended) that the Paper and Book Intensive is another great place to learn more, meet artists and make books. This year PBI takes place in Michigan at Ox-Bow and from a quick peek at the website, there are many workshops worth taking even for experienced artists.

Below is a description that was sent via CBAS's email list, check it out!

Now celebrating its twenty-eighth year, Paper & Book Intensive is a working sabbatical for practitioners and motivated beginners in the book arts, papermaking, and conservation. Daily class sessions are combined with lectures, discussions, and shared meals, to promote unusual levels of exchange and inspiration.
The program consists of two sessions. During the first four-day session, participants will take two classes: one meeting in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The second session classes will meet all day for four days, making a total of three classes for the event. Specialized class supplies as well as appropriate equipment and working environments are provided as part of the program.
PBI 2011 will be held at Ox-Box in Saugatuck, MI, on the wild and sandy shores of Lake Michigan. The natural environment, food and culture of Ox-Bow has served as both a refuge and place of creative refueling for many artists in the past 100 years.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

CBAS member Peg Rhein at Memorial Hall

Peg Rhein (long time CBAS member and email correspondent) and other talented local artists will be selling their beautiful wares this Sunday, December 4th. I hear it is not to be missed! Click on the link below to learn more about the artists and the art.

Holiday Sale this Sunday, December 4, 12pm - 4pm  at Memorial Hall , 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH  with folks who love quality art & crafts.   Your window of opportunity is only 4 hours - come early for the best selection.
This link is to a radio broadcast that was aired Sunday night  on Around Cincinnati, on WVXU where Brenda Tarbell and Kymber Henson, two fine artists from our show talk about its history and the work that will be for sale this year. It is a great overview and they did an exceptional job.