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Course on gold finishing

From: Randy Silverman <randy.silverman<-a>
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Stuart Brockman Workshop on Gold Finishing

The University of Utah's Marriott Library is pleased to host Stuart
Brockman, who will teach a course entitled "Gold Finishing" January
26-27, 2006, in Salt Lake City. Stuart's technique differs from many
other binders as a result of his long-term apprenticeship with his
father, James Brockman. The elder Brockman completed a six-year
finishing apprenticeship at an Oxford trade bindery in addition to
working with Sydney Cockerell and Ivor Robinson before opening his
own bindery in 1976. Both Stuart and his father are Fellows of
England's prestigious Designer Bookbinders and are internationally
renowned for their craftsmanship.

This course will demonstrate the methods and skills required to
successfully use gold leaf for tooling on leather. Topics to be
covered include: gold-tooled labels on goatskin; the use of line
fillets and patterned rolls on boards and board edges; lettering a
convex spine; the use of pallets, both line and patterned; the use
of center tools: and "running up" a gilt spine. The course will
include demonstrations followed by bench time. A detailed set of
notes will be provided, and assistance and advice will be offered
throughout. Each operation will be completed under strict guidance
so that the end product meets the highest possible standard.

Reasonable hand skills and a prior knowledge of bookbinding are
essential. All materials, equipment, dummy spines and plaquettes
will be provided. If participants wish to bring their own tools or
items to work on they are most welcome.

This *rare* opportunity to study gold tooling in Utah (during ski
season) is available to only 8 people. The cost is $440. For further
information, please contact

    Randy Silverman
    randy.silverman<-a t->library< . >utah< . >edu

Randy Silverman
Preservation Librarian
University of Utah Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112  USA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:27
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Received on Tuesday, 22 November, 2005

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