Bindery Studio

Book Arts bindery pressesThose interested in bookbinding may attend any of the free workshops offered during the term or drop by for an open studio. No previous experience is necessary, all materials and equipment are provided.

Workshops are limited to 8 participants and advanced registration is required. Register for a class

Lizzie Curran, Deborah Howe, Sarah Smith instructors.


Guidelines for Studio Use
Map and directions to the Bindery Studio

Board Shear

Jacques board shear

  • Current use: Cutting large sheets of paper (just a few at a time) or board like mat board or binders board
  • Make/age/where made: Jacques—made in Worcester, MA—1920s
  • Size: Cuts paper/board up to 33 inches
  • Learn more about Jacques board shears.

Book Presses

Book Press 1

Book Press 1

  • Make/age/where made: Shriver & Co., Low Priced Press No.3—made in New York, NY—1890s
  • Size: 10 x 15 inches

Book Press 2

Book Press 2

  • Make/age/where made: Tatum & Co., Column Copying Press—made in Cincinnati, Ohio—1890s
  • Size: 10 x 12.5 inches

Book Press 3

Book Press 3

  • Make/age/where made: Illinois Iron and Bolt Co, Style B-N0. 3(?)—made in Carpentersville, Illinois—1890s
  • Size: 9 x 11 inches

Guillotine

Guillotine

  • Current use: Cutting many sheets of paper in a stack at once
  • Make/age/where made: Challenge—manual—made in Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Size: Cuts paper up to 19 inches