This is one of the more recent books I’ve made.
A friend of mine linked to my blog with a post about this book. So, I’m putting the photos here even though it is a little out of sequence. This is one of my most recent works, completed in 2008.
This is a Gothic style binding in wood boards, sewn on double cords, and bound in goatskin. The signatures are Gutenberg paper. The book clasps are constructed of sterling silver and brass. The eight corner bosses are also of sterling silver with brass numbered screen tacks in the center, numbered 1-8. This book measures 5 3/4″ tall by 4 3/8″ wide and is 2″ thick.
After a number of years as a metalsmith, I became interested in book arts and found my niche focusing on constructing metal book clasps and decorations., and I now teach workshops in this to other book artists. The “Numbers” book is an example of my more recent work in that area. If you are interested in learning aobut book clasp construction, I will be teaching a workshop in the Portland, OR area at the Focus on Book Arts Conference in late June. You can find more information on the FOBA web site.
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