Instructor: Hollis Fouts
Cost: $387. (includes a materials fee of $65)
Description: Explore the wonders of working with metal as an alternative material for your books.
In this workshop we will explore the broad range of metal and metal forms, and many surface techniques for transforming them. We’ll use heat, creative surface techniques, coloration, oxidization methods and more to create unique covers and design elements.
The results are dramatic as we accelerate the oxidization process to capture the beautiful effects of time in just a few short days. We will play with a variety of patinas that may be used beyond your covers on virtually any surface. There is a sense of providence in these distinct metal finishes, allowing us to create more individual, artistic books as we respond to the diverse range and depth of effects. With their striking impact, the simplicity and accessibility of these processes will astound you.
Your covers will be bound with a decorative variation of the long stitch on a leather spine. Join us in exploring the marvels of metal and endless opportunities for play it provides. Discover creative options for your future work and the ease of achieving spectacular results. Students will come away with samples of each process for future reference and two handmade books.
No previous metalsmithing or bookbinding experience is required.
To see additional samples and previous student work, please visit www.hollisfouts.com
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
Materials fee includes:
- 1 set each copper and brass book covers
- metal variety pack – blanks, mesh, foil, wire, hardware goodies, and more!
- oxidization and patina materials
- fuming chamber and materials
- paper for text blocks
- waxed linen thread
- metalsmithing and shop tools
- sanding blocks
- spray bottles, sponges, brushes, wax paper
**additional metal materials will be available for purchase if you want to make even more great books!
Students to bring:
- basic bookbinding materials: awl, needles, Xacto knife and scissors, metal ruler, bonefolder, Japanese punch if you have one, small cutting mat, etc.
- nice printing papers (if you want to explore some of the techniques on paper)
- decorative papers for inside covers (bring more if you want to wrap each signature) – for ideas on what paper to bring, please see samples at BookWorks and on my website (www.hollisfouts.com)
- 1 Rubbermaid (or similar) container with lid (shoebox size)
- apron or smock
- gloves - either multiple pairs of disposable or one heavy duty pair (like kitchen gloves)
- paper mask if you are sensitive to sanding dust
2013_Mar 22-24 Metal for Book Artists
- March 22 – 24, 2013
- Friday – Sunday, 9 – 5 with 1 hour for lunch