Sculptural Mica Book

October 31, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Dan Essig  ·  danielessig.com


Workshop at a glance

Bind a book of wood, paper, and mica, and then transform it into a reliquary for sacred objects, images, and words.

Techniques

  • Bookbinding
  • Sculptural alterations to book forms
  • Creating with mica and other materials

Materials

  • Wood and paper
  • Mica sheets
  • Sculptural mixed media

Outcomes

  • Create a hand-bound book object
  • Exploration of book arts as sculpture

Artist Bio

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.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Daniel Essig

Workshop Description

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. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  materials list



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