Monday, December 12, 2011

Gabrielle Fox Butler Bookbinding Workshop



Gabrielle Fox Butler Workshop:
Introduction to Surface Decoration 
Date: February 25-26, 2012 
Time: Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 9 am-1 pm 
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 

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. 




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