April 8-9, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
The accordion is perhaps the most versatile structure in the world of bookbinding. As a full-page spread or as a minutely-folded piece of paper, it displays both pictures and words in an immediate and Zen-like game of mountains and valleys. We will spend 2 days folding paper, making both traditional and new-fangled books. After the bookbinding we’ll make a slipcase entirely out of handmade paper, to hold our set of models. Expect to construct 4 or 5 small books, each bound in handmade paper wrappers, which will serve as prototypes for future projects.
Barbara Mauriello is a bookbinder and artist, who works from her studio in Hoboken, NJ. She teaches in the New York area (CBA, SVA, the Book Arts Roundtable) and is a visiting instructor at universities, colleges, and summer arts centers around the country. Her work is in collections in the US and in France. In 2000, Barbara’s book “Making Memory Boxes” was published by Rockport Publishers.
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