Monday, March 14, 2011

Mica Workshop with Dan Essig

The workshop with Dan Essig was last weekend and it was an exciting and intense three days. Mica is an amazing material and we learned a multitude of ways to use and manipulate it. The resulting books had heft and felt good in your hand.
Here you can see some of the books that were made. You can't really appreciate them until you can hold them in your hand, though!
Here's the group photo with our books ready to be sewn.

A very nice bonus of the workshop was the opportunity to buy handmade tools and mica in many forms. The "shopping bazaar" was a popular station throughout the three days.
And here we are in the downstairs room at the Baird working away. Dan was an excellent instructor and nudged us along, with humor, to get our work completed.

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