CA, The Deluxe Box with Dominic Riley

Boxmaking and leatherwork combine in this superb luxury box! Whether it is used to house a fine binding, cherished ephemera or suites of prints, this is the ideal box for the job, and a very good class for those looking to work with leather and gold.

The Deluxe Box is the last word in housing for fine books. It was invented at the end of the nineteenth century as a way of protecting rare and valuable books, whilst being a thing of beauty in its own right, hinting at the book inside with its rounded leather spine, raised bands and gold tooling.

Students will begin by building two trays covered in bookcloth. Next, a case will be constructed, with its spine made from shaped balsa wood. False raised bands are attached to the spine, and then the leather is pared and attached. The case is completed with a cloth liner on the inside, and finally, the two trays are glued up and attached to the case.

The leather will then be tooled with gold across the raised bands, and a title label added.

Materials to Bring: Scalpel — #4 handle, #25 blades (available from Havells); paring knife (sharp); strop; natural sponge, large paste brush.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, metal ruler, dividers, utiility knife. Bring if you have: band nippers.

Workshop Fee (includes $60 materials fee): $360.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Dominic Riley

Dominic Riley Is an internationally renowned bookbinder, artist, lecturer and teacher. He has his bindery in the Lake District, from where he travels across the UK teaching and lecturing. He spends part of the year teaching in San Francisco and across the USA. His work is mostly restoration and Design Binding, for which he has won many prizes in the Designer Bookbinders competition. He was elected Fellow of DB in 2008. His bindings are in collections worldwide, including the British Library, the Grolier Club in New York and the San Francisco Public Library. In 2013 he won first prize, the Sir Paul Getty Award, in the International Bookbinding Competition. Dominic is President of the Society of Bookbinders.

August 11th, 2018 9:30 AM   through   August 12th, 2018 5:30 PM
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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