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[BKARTS] Roycroft Book-Arts Weekend -Update
Just a quick update for Roycroft Book-Arts Weekend. The courses have been
modified so that participants may take just the Friday or just the Saturday
workshop (or both). The Sunday sessions have been eliminated as workshops so
that the Coppershop / Print shop could accommodate a free open house for
demonstrations and lectures. The Modified program is listed below.
Roycroft Book-Arts Weekend (October 14, 15, 16, 2005)
Roycroft Campus Coppershop, East Aurora NY
The Roycroft Crafts community of Elbert Hubbard circa 1896-1915 produced
astonishing amounts of hand crafted items that have become highly
collectable and highly regarded. The Roycroft Campus Corporation (RCC)
presents a weekend workshop series which allows participants to work as
artisans did 100 years ago. These will be the first Roycroft books to be
made at the Campus in over 60 years! This is your opportunity to witness the
beginning of a new chapter in the book arts for the Roycroft.
Course Offerings (updated as of October 3rd 2005):
Friday Oct 14th 1-5 pm Hand Papermaking: cost $50 (includes materials and
Noted papermaker Peter Sowiski will demonstrate and instruct on the basic
and finer points of traditional hand papermaking. The craft of hand
papermaking was revived almost single handedly by one time Roycroft artist
Dard Hunter. The technique dates back to the middle ages and continues to
enjoy growth in popularity for artists and book enthusiasts who appreciate
the unique qualities of handmade paper.
Peter Sowiski received a BA in 1971 with a major in Studio Art from Oberlin
College in Oberlin, Ohio, and an MFA in 1974 with an emphasis in printmaking
from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He first exhibited in 1971 and
has since shown in various regional, national and international exhibitions.
He began making paper for prints in 1976 and since that time has
increasingly focused on paper as medium. He was a member of the Board of
Directors of Hand Papermaking Magazine, 1992-2000, and the President of The
Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc., 1996-2000. His work is in the collections of
Oberlin College, The University of Georgia, Ohio State University, The
Castellani Art Museum, The Burchfield-Penney Art Center, The Rising Paper
Company, MONY Financial Services as well as private collections in America.
He currently lives in Buffalo, New York, where he is Professor of Fine Arts
at Buffalo State College.
Saturday Oct 14th 9am-5pm Traditional Bookbinding: cost $100 (includes
materials and lunch catered by the Roycroft Inn)
Master Book binders Brian Maloney and Richard Kegler will demonstrate and
guide participants through traditional binding techniques towards the first
Roycroft books to be made on the campus in over 60 years. The book will be a
traditional European hand stitched signature, hard-binding incorporating
hand-printed title page. Each participant will take home a copy of the
finished limited edition book as well as skills and resources to further
explore binding on their own.
Brian Maloney is a certified master bookbinder with the Canadian Bookbinders
and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) and most recently Printer and Conservator at
Massey College, University of Toronto, a position he held since 1991. The
focus of the Library is the History of the Book and houses a working
collection of 19th century iron hand presses. He maintains the collections,
restores the books, and does the design work for the College working in
letterpress and desktop publishing. As director of The Type Club of Toronto
he holds bi-monthly meetings on subjects relating to Type and Design, both
modern and historical, at the Arts & Letters Club. He has studied
bookbinding with Betsy Palmer Eldridge.
Richard Kegler is artistic director for P22 type foundry, a digital type
company based in Buffalo NY. His background in book arts and hand binding
indirectly led to the formation of P22. He has published several books
including Indie Fonts 1 & 2, Buffalo Views, and Dear Mr. Hunter (The letters
of Vojtech Preissig to Dard Hunter 1920-1925). He is a past recipient of the
Kenan Center's 100 American Craftsmen Master Caftsman award and his
hand-bound book works are in the collections of the British Library, London
England, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo NY, Houghton Library,
Harvard, Library of Congress, Rare Book Collection, Washington, D.C., Museum
van het Boek, Holland, Princeton University, St. Bride's Printing Library,
Other weekend Roycroft Book Arts Events: Open to all
-- Exhibition of Roycroft printing and books (all Weekend) on display at
the Copper Shop from the collection of the E. Aurora Historical Society
-- Opening of the RCC shop (all Weekend) Artisans works will be on sale
along with related Roycroft items.
-- Friday Cocktail reception (6:30pm) in the copper shop
-- Friday Fireside Jazz at the Roycroft Inn (8pm) A relaxing setting and a
regular Friday tradition at the Roycroft Inn.
-- Sunday Open House / Open Shop (10am - 5pm) Demonstrations of hand set
type, hand printing, decorative papers, simple binding techniques and
examples of the previous days works.
-- Sunday Slide Lecture (1:30pm)- History of Printing and typography-
Roycroft enthusiast Joe Weber will give an overview of the early printers
and their influence on the Roycroft and the Arts and Crafts movement.
-- Sunday Eve Dinner at Inn (6pm) (prix fixe menu $25) . Reservations
recommended Menu here
All events other than those in the Roycroft Inn will take place in the newly
opened Copper Shop Gallery located in the center of the Roycraft Campus at
Main & S. Grove Sts. All visitors will receive a free copy of newly
published Arts and Crafts magazine: ³The Fra². Workshop spaces limited,
please contact Christine Peters at the Roycroft Campus Corporation:
cpeters408@xxxxxxxxxxxx Or call (716) 655-5108 or (716) 655-0261 to reserve.
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