The Center for Book Arts is pleased to welcome back Biruta Auna to teach a class on soft cover leather-bound books. Auna is a Latvian artist-designer who graduated from the University of Art in Tallin, Estonia and is a member of the Artist’s Association of Latvia. Her work has been exhibited in many European countries and the United States, and some of her designs are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Riga, Latvia. She lives and works in New York City. She previously spoke about her work and life when she was interviewed for this blog.
Auna specializes in decorative techniques in leather, which she uses in here bound journals, albums and boxes. She will be sharing her experience in a buy provigil hong kong weekend class on March 29th and 30th(Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 4pm. No previous experience in bookbinding or leather working is needed to create a beautiful soft leather bound book in a weekend. Add surface design to the leather covers using linoleum relief cuts to create texture, image and color. Decorative endpapers and a deckled edge text block will complete the aesthetic of the book. By the Sunday afternoon, you will have made one or two fully designed hand-bound leather books.
Here are examples of Auna’s beautiful leather work to inspire you to come create your own leather bound books!