Daily Archives: April 11, 2016

Submission to Chapter exhibition now open

California Chapter Guild of Book Workers

Member Exhibition

September 6, 2016 – October 16, 2016

Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego

Members in good standing with the Guild of Book Workers California Chapter who submitted an Intent to Enter Form by November 15, 2015, are now invited to submit up to three (3) works in any of the following categories: finely printed/limited editions, fine bindings, artist books, and boxes.  Follow the link for all exhibition information.
Marlyn Bonaventure
GBW, CA Chapter President

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Single Section Staple Binding in Stone

Single Section Staple Binding in Stone

Workshop taught by Coleen Curry

July 29-31, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00

Orange, CA

This three-day class will explore binding structures using real stone veneer in the techniques created by Sün Evrard. You will construct a modified historical structure with conservation principles in mind, using the stone veneer, wood and wire. The single-section staple binding is simple but is executed with a lot of care and attention to detail. The binding is sewn pamphlet style and then attached to the boards using copper wire, wood and parchment tackets as secondary sewing. We will decorate the bindings by cutting into the stone and painting with acrylic. Students will create one binding, and if time allows, we will explore uses of the stone as a decorative element for bindings or boxes.

Coleen Curry bound her first book in 2003 in Colorado. She then became a student of Monique Lallier at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in Fine Binding. Coleen has studied with Eleanore Ramsey, Dominic Riley and Hélène Jolis. Coleen teaches at AAB and is also an assistant to Don Glaister. She is a Board member of the San Francisco Center for the Book and a past President of the Hand Bookbinders of California. Coleen has exhibited internationally and her work is held in private collections.

Workshop Fees:

GBW CA Chapter member $280.00, Non-member $325.00. Additional $40. material fee paid to the instructor atthe workshop.

To Register:

Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers. Mail payment and contact info (name, address phone numberand email address) to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Registration deadline is July 1, 2016

Cancellation: fees refunded in full if cancelled before July 1, 2016

For questions contact Marlyn Bonaventure at california@guildofbookworkers.org

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Edelpapband or Millimeter Binding workshop

Edelpappband: The Fine Paper Binding, a workshop taught by Andrew Huot

June 11-12, 2016, 9:00-5:00

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90803


The Millimeter Binding or Edelpappband is German in origin and makes a simple, elegant binding. With thin boards, edges of leather and decorated papers for the covers, it creates graceful detail on thin printed or blank books. The book is sewn, glued, and boards are attached to the text block. Then edges or corners are reinforced with leather before final covering in paper. Students will complete one Edelpappband binding during the class.

Andrew Huot, a bookbinder, conservator and book artist, is the proprietor of Big River Bindery in Davenport, Iowa. He exhibits his artwork widely, has worked as a Conservator at several institutions, including the Folger Shakespeare library, and teaches Conservation, Preservation and Bookbinding at the Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.

Workshop fees:

GBW CA Chapter member $225, non-members $250. Additional $30 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop.

To Register:

Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers. Mail payment and contact info (name, address phone number and email address) to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Registration deadline is May 7, 2016

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Denison Library Tour

Join us on Saturday, May 21
for the
Denison Library Tour, Claremont, CA,  11:00-1:00  
Visit Scripps College Denison Library Special Collections. Librarian Judy Harvey Sahak will be our host. Judy retires  July 1, so our visit may be the last time we can see and handle (!) books from the Denison book collection. 
If you’d like to stay for a picnic on the grounds bring a brown bag lunch.
1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

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