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[BKARTS] Daniel Essig at Asheville BookWorks

Asheville BookWorks is thrilled to be hosting nationally renowned book artist Daniel Essig for three workshops at our studio this spring. For those of your not yet familiar with his work, Daniel creates mixed-media book structures that incorporate unusual woods, handmade paper, found objects, fossils, and mica, using a fourth-century binding style known as Ethiopian style Coptic. In addition to exhibiting nationally at many craft shows, including the Smithsonian and SOFA shows, he teaches numerous book workshops at craft schools and book centers across the country. Daniel was recently featured in The Penland Book of Handmade Books, published by Lark Books. You can learn more about Daniel and his work on his website at www.danielessig.com.

Classes being taught by Daniel at Asheville BookWorks this spring include:

Make Your Own Bone Folder
Saturday, February 18
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
A good bone folder is an essential tool for anyone working with books, boxes, paper or even clay. Each participant will create at least one bone folder and have the opportunity to re-shape or repair bone folders of their own. We will work with files, scrapers, and sandpaper to shape elk and deer bone. The bone folder’s end use will be taken into consideration as the raw bone is transformed into an essential tool for each maker’s craft.
$90 + materials fee

Windows & Closures
Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)
Over the years, students have requested in depth discussion and demos on windows and closures. This workshop will devote a day to each. Participants are encouraged to bring books and projects from home that may require a window, inlay or closure. We will cover techniques required to fashion windows, inlays and/or inclusions within your book works. The class will focus on the use of wood, but these methods may be used with a wide range of materials. Closures are a finishing touch that can make a well bound book a masterpiece.
$195 + materials fee

Wooden Coptic Books
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 19 - 21
9:00 am - 5:00 pm ( 1 hour lunch break)
Developed as early as the fourth century, this elegant Ethiopian binding style has withstood the test of time. This structure, combined with wooden covers, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and advanced bookbinder. In order to gain a better understanding of the basics of woodworking, you will use simple hand tools to drill, shape and smooth your book covers. Wood finishing including the uses of milk paint, stains and waxes, will be demonstrated.
$250 + materials fee

You can register on-line for these classes at http://www.ashevillebookworks.com. Registration is also available via phone at 828-255-8444 or via e-mail at info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Daniel's workshops tend to fill quickly, so please contact BookWorks soon to take advantage of these opportunities.

BookWorks is a book arts education center located in Asheville, NC, offering a full spectrum of hands-on workshops including, but not limited to, bookbinding, printmaking and decorative paper. BookWorks instructors are mostly drawn from the immensely talented and growing book arts community in western North Carolina, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized.
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