Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Miniature Book Class

Led by: Jeff Rathermel
Dates: 12th -13th August 2019
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Price: £195 full price / £156 concessionary price
includes: materials and catering.

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Miniature books are typically defined as works measuring less than 7.62 cm (3 inches) in height, width, or thickness. In this two-day intensive course, participants will create at least four books that meet this criteria using fine binding techniques and quality materials: accordion with embossed cover, Japanese stab binding, exposed spine long-stich with hard cover, and a leather quarter bound double pamphlet. Other bindings will be explored if time allows. Extensive binding experience is not required but patience and an appreciation for precision will be beneficial. All materials and tools are supplied but some may wish to bring their personal bone folder, scissors, metric ruler, scalpel/trimming knife, and small cutting mat.

The course tutor, Jeff Rathermel, is an artist, educator and arts administrator who lives and works in the United States. He is the Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College, one of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. In addition to curatorial and educational responsibilities, Rathermel oversees Carleton's permanent and reserve art collections. Previously, he served as the Executive and Artistic Director of Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Rathermel holds Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota where he studied printmaking, hand papermaking, digital arts and traditional binding. He has curated and organised countless book art exhibitions and his personal artwork has been shown and collected internationally. As a practicing artist, he has exhibited nationally and internationally with his work held in a variety of public and private collections including Yale University, UCLA, Savannah College of Art & Design, Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Walker Art Center, USA.

This course will be held at UWE Bristol’s beautiful Bower Ashton Studios set in the stunning Ashton Court park.

With a maximum of 8 participants sign up early to secure your place.