Fundamentals of Hardcover Bookbinding
June 25th & 26th, 2016
Learn the basics of hardcover adhesive bookbinding while making three unique, versatile books: a miniature hardcover book, a hardcover journal and a larger format Coptic style sketchbook or photo album. You’ll also learn how to scale your books to produce them in different sizes. Katherine will cover all of the techniques, tools and resources needed to begin bookbinding at home. This class is suitable for both beginning bookbinders and those with some experience.
Katherine Case is a poet, printmaker and former Peace Corps Volunteer. She has taught book arts and letterpress printing for over a decade at the Academy of Art University, the Nevada Museum of Art, the San Francisco Center for the Book and Sierra Nevada College. She owns and operates Meridian Press, up the big hill from the Truckee River in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains, where she hand-sets metal type and prints on an antique SP-15 Vandercook proof press. She calls up inspiration from the traditional textile patterns of Africa, Aisia and the Pacific; from poetry and music; from her two small children and from the diverse and abundant landscapes of the Reno-Tahoe area.