Those 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.
- 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.
- Current use: Compressing or stabilizing books and parts of books during gluing or flattening.
- Learn more about book presses and copy presses
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
- Make/age/where made: Tatum & Co., Column Copying Press—made in Cincinnati, Ohio—1890s
- Size: 10 x 12.5 inches
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
- 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