Sculptural Mica Book

October 18, 2020 – October 24, 2020

Daniel Essig

In this workshop students will explore creating and filling a hand-bound book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility and strength, you will first bind a book of wood, fine papers and ridged translucent mica sheets. You will then cut, hammer, glue, paint and sew back into the pages creating niches, alcoves and windows to house and protect its relics, images and words. Participants will work with mica, both the natural and manmade forms of this material, and become familiar with its unique characteristics. During this class students will create a series of book structures experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques. Open to all skill levels.


Daniel Essig is a studio artist and workshop instructor living in Penland, North Carolina. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, the Mint Museum and the University of California at Santa Cruz McHenry Library.

Daniel Essig

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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