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Marbling Hatch-Top Box

Handmade boxes are not only lovely, they are also quite useful and can be used to store a range of objects, not just books. Using hardboard or masonite and marbled fabric, students will learn the basics of creating decorative boxes made with marbled bookcloth. Expanding on these primary box building skills, students will learn about more complex functions by adding a hatch-top and bottom drawer. This particular structure also features rounded corners giving a pleasing twist to the standard pointed corner. All students will leave with a beautiful, handcrafted box suitable as a gift or holder of personal treasures!

Pietro Accardi is a native of Turin, Italy where he established La Legatoria del Sole, a modern bookbindery steeped in the ancient traditions of paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. After lengthy service to Turin’s Municipal Archives, Main Public Library, and University Libraries, he is now enjoying his second life as a well-loved book arts teacher at the Center for the Book in San Francisco as well as teaching workshops throughout the West. Pietro and his wife, Vanessa, founded Accardi Book Arts, a Classical Marbling Studio and Bindery in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe, CA.

Faculty: Pietro Accardi

Dates: June 28, 2023

Tuition: $225

Lab Fee: $50, includes PVA glue, all pieces of the box, marbled fabric, and paper template for covering the box. You will be asked to bring additional materials.

Skill Level: All Levels

Enrollment limited to 12 students

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