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Introduction to Hand Bookbinding for Photographers with Jace Graf
In this exciting, two-day, hands-on workshop you will create a multiple signature hand-sewn book, and a print portfolio designed to enclose your photography for storage or for making into editions that can be distributed/sold.
The main goal of the workshop is to introduce you to the basic concepts of hand bookmaking and two simple structures for presenting photography, so that by the end of the weekend each student will have the confidence and know-how to produce their own editions.
In the workshop you will use precut materials but will also learn measuring and cutting techniques so you can make books and portfolio enclosures on your own. Simple tools and methods will be used and discussed so each student can continue working at home.
Cloverleaf Studio will provide one book kit and one portfolio kit for the workshop at a combined price of $45 payable to Jace Graf, cash or check, at the start of the workshop. Additional kits may be ordered prior to the workshop and a limited number of extra kits will available at the workshop.
Panel Discussion at Phoenix Art Museum
Jace will join Ray Carns, Clare Benson, Michael Lundgren, Michael Max McCleod and Dr. Rebecca Senf as a panelist at an INFOCUS panel discussion, Paths to Publishing, supporting the current INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks. This event will take place in Singer Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum on Friday, March 3 from 6:30 – 8pm.
Jace Graf owns and operates Cloverleaf Studio, a book arts business located in Austin, Texas. He completed a graduate book arts degree at Mills College in 1990 and then went to work for five years at BookLab, the premier edition bookbindery in the country at the time. In 1996 Jace started Cloverleaf Studio, where he specializes in hand bookbinding, boxmaking and book design. His work is now held in many private collections, library special collections and museums across the country. In the past twenty years Jace has worked with hundreds of commercial and fine art photographers to create portfolios, limited edition books, deluxe versions of trade editions, and enclosures for suites of prints to be sold in galleries.