» 2018 Workshops » All » The Book Restructured: Wire-Edge Binding

The Book Restructured: Wire-Edge Binding

Price: $107.50

The Book Restructured: Wire-Edge Binding 

Daniel E. Kelm

June 1 & 2 
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 4


The range of books being produced today by artists is truly remarkable. Some diverge wildly from traditional book forms, others play with slight variations. Nontraditional books (e.g., books with thick pages, or books that are sculptural) may require the use of a material or movement not possible with conventional structures. Wire-edge hinging grew out of just such a challenge. This binding configuration utilizes a thin metal wire along the hinging edge of each page. The metal wire is exposed at regular intervals, creating knotting stations where thread attaches one page to the next. The result is a binding that opens exceptionally well and provides the option of producing unusual shapes. This workshop presents various wire-edge structures useful for books, enclosures, and articulated sculpture. Participants produce both a simple codex and an accordion model that forms a tetrahedron. All levels of experience are welcome.


*The amount you are paying today is HALF of the total workshop fee. This will be held as a non-refundable deposit and is required in order to secure registration. The remaining balance will be due the first day of the workshop. If you have any questions, please contact: bookartsprogram@utah.edu

You will receive an email confirmation within one week of completing your registration. If you have any questions, please contact: bookartsprogram@utah.edu