This was my favorite Summer Snow workshop ever! It was a class taught by Daniel Essig (here's a link to his website). He is an amazing book artist! The class was sculptural wooden books and niches and I am hooked! I can't wait to make more!
|Using the drill press.|
I have always had a fear of power tools, but this class helped me get past that (to a certain extent- I still won't use a table saw) and I can now use a drill press and sander. That is serious progress for me!
|My first book in the class. (before the end band was done)|
First we made tiny wooden/mica covered books (1" x 2") with a little peep hole and then learned to do Ethiopian coptic bindings and end bands. I already knew how to do coptic binding, but the end bands were new and awesome!
|Working on my first wood carving- ever!|
After the books, we moved on to the niches- or reliquaries- to hold our books. He gave us a block of wood and told us to design! It was pretty intimidating, but I decided to do a house. I am absolutely in love with the way it turned out! (Now when have have you ever heard me say that??)
|'A House of Learning' by Kim Gordon. Wood, paper, milk paint, mica.|
I was in the class with a bunch of really fabulous artists too. I just have to show some of the other works that came out of this class...
|Frank Mc Entire- his website|
|Karleigh Heywood- her Website|
|My fun class!|