Gabrielle Fox Butler Workshop:
Introduction to Surface Decoration
Date: February 25-26, 2012
Time: Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Location: King Library Press Pressroom,
University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Cost: Members $150, Non-members $175
Limit: 10 students
Have you been wondering where to begin
or have questions on how to execute a
design on a binding?
This is the class for you!
Blind, foil and gold tooling will be demonstrated and you will then have a
chance to begin practicing with guidance and information. Please understand
this is just an introduction, but if you wish to pursue it, we will discuss
where to go and what to do next.
Attaching objects to bindings and various
methods of layering, both raised and recessed, will also be demonstrated.
You will have the opportunity to begin
this exploration as well with guidance and
information to continue experiments
leading to satisfactory results.
Class will take place on Saturday from 1-5PM
and then again on Sunday morning
from 9am-1pm. Materials fee is $50.
Previous experience working with leather in
bookbinding is preferred.
Some preparation for the class will be required in
order to keep the materials fee to a minimum
and allow accomplishing more while
we are together.
To register for the workshop and save your spot,
please contact the Midwest
Programs chair, Mary Uthuppuru
Gabrielle Fox is an accomplished artisan in the binding,
conservation and restoration of fine books.
After receiving her B.A.in English Literature and
Writing from the University of Cincinnati she traveled
to England where she received a diploma in
Fine Binding and Conservation
from the Guildford College of Technology in Surrey.
She spent many years in England
and is now based in Cincinnati, traveling often
to advise private collectors and institutions on
their collections. Gabrielle has a strong emphasis
in her work on making and
teaching miniature books. Her bindings have been
exhibited widely and her work
is represented in many private and
public collections both here in the US
and internationally. She is the author of
The Essential Guide to Making Handmade
Books, and is now writing the history of Larkspur Press.