Session 3: Altered Mica Book

No Skills Required
June 17 - June 21, 2024

Altered Mica Book

This workshop will explore the process of creating and filling a hand bound book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility and strength, we will first bind a book of fine papers and ridged translucent mica sheets. We will then work back into the pages, constructing niches, alcoves and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images and words.

Materials Fees for this workshop are estimated to be between $30-50. This does not include materials that may need to be purchased by the student prior to the workshop or materials purchased from the instructor.

Meet the Instructor

Daniel Essig

Daniel Essig is a studio artist and workshop leader living in Penland, North Carolina. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Renwick Museum, The Miniature Book Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries and University of California Santa Cruz, McHenry Library, Special Collections.


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