A workshop as part of the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Book Arts Biennial 2017
Experiment with metalworking on books by using simple methods and tools to produce a number of brass closures and embellishments based on historic examples (or your own free-wheeling experimentation!). Fashion clasps, bosses, corner protectors, and windows for labels and learn how to affix these pieces to a simple, wooden board binding that will be made in class. Instruction will cover low-tech surface decoration, texturing, as well as how to saw, file, form, and bend metal. Participants will leave with basic knowledge and skill to do simple metalworking that they can continue to explore and practice after the class.
More workshop information here.