Gold Leaf Online
The Gold Leaf Online is a place to read about recent workshop summaries, interviews with fellow members and an archive of past articles from the printed gold leaf. We invite you to submit ideas through the contact page as well.
The April 2017 Biblio Tech I and II workshop with Karen Hanmer at SFCFB delivered what I expected: and intensive, informative, and fast paced bookbinding work week.
Biblio Tech focuses on the making of small binding models of various structures. Each is done as a cutaway, left uncovered and only partially completed, revealing the unique components of each structure so that they may easily be used as guides for future bindings.
Ulli remains a prominent member of the Bay Area book arts community. He served as president of Hand Bookbinders of California from 2008-2010 and presently serves as an officer of The Colophon Club. He continues to run a thriving bindery, and finds more and more pleasure in creating his own work. Perhaps that early dislike of repetitive work has finely caught up with him.
This interview is with Pamela Wood of Rarehare Creations. Initially I (Nina Eve Zeininger) was intrigued by her balance of artist books and fine bindings and on delving deeper found someone with an intense passion for art and story telling. Read on and learn more about a fellow HBC member...
A book is the creation of a small enclosed world over a short period of time. The limits of this world are the covers and the time passing is the turning of pages. Installation is just an expansion of that world and performance is expansion and a shift in the control of time.
I like to use books as parts of my interactive work because you get to take a little piece of that world away with you and visit it in your own home and in your mind. Books have always held magic for me in that way.