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Workshop on leather decoration

From: Nora Lockshin <lockshinn<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Leather Decoration workshop
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 E. Capital St. SE
Washington DC
March 15-16, 2008
9am -5pm

The Guild of Book Workers (GBW) Potomac Regional Chapter is
sponsoring a workshop on techniques for leather decoration.  Peter
Geraty will teach a variety of decoration techniques including
gilding, creating designs with and without tooling, feathered and
hard-edged onlays (and some tooling if time allows it), built up
designs underneath the leather as well as cuir cisele, where the
leather is cut out and modeled. Participants will work on small
boards which will be provided by Peter. Everybody will have
sufficient time to finish the various techniques and go home with a
completed set of material and be able to proceed on their own at
home. Participants should have some experience in working with
leather, especially paring.

Workshop will run 9am - 5pm with a break for lunch.

Workshop fee for GBW members: $200.00
Non-members: $250.00

Materials: approximately $50

For further information or registration contact:

    Renate Mesmer
    rmesmer<-a t->folger< . >edu

Peter Geraty started book binding in 1975, when he worked at Unicorn
Press in Greensboro, NC, as a printer, typesetter and binder for
several years.  He moved to Boston, in 1977, and continued binding
at various places including the New England Bookbinding Company,
Tantalus Leathersmith and Bookbindery, Museum of Comparative Zoology
at Harvard University and Harcourt Bindery.  He has been self
employed since 1984 and currently runs Praxis Bindery in
Easthampton, MA.  At Praxis, his work includes limited editions
bindings, boxes and portfolios, fine bindings as well as

Nora Lockshin
Paper Conservator
Smithsonian Center for Archives Conservation

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Received on Wednesday, 13 February, 2008

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