We have a couple of spaces still available on our upcoming joint workshop with The Society of Bookbinders. To book please visit the COURSES page on our website here.

Workshop: Everyone Loves a Box
Date: 10/11 Feb 24
Tutor: Lori Sauer

We are all familiar with the slipcase and the clamshell box, both important for protecting special bindings. But if you have budget constraints or a quick deadline then this is the perfect workshop for you. Lori uses a number of box structures that are made with heavy paper or card that are just as robust and attractive as the more obvious choices. They involve accurate measuring and folding, little adhesive and sometimes the use of a magnet.

The plan is to make at least 3 different boxes over the weekend with enough time leftover to demonstrate a one piece covering of a slipcase, no lumps or bumps and doable in less than half an hour (once you learn the technique).

The class is held in Lori’s own large bindery in Pewsey.

Visit Lori’s website here.

Lori received a degree in Fine Art in the USA followed by an MA in English Literature. She moved to the UK in the early 1980’s, studied bookbinding with Sally Lou Smith and David Sellars and set up her own workshop in the 1990’s.

Elected as a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2001, Lori served as its President from 2015-19. She runs open studio classes throughout the year alongside her programme of international master-classes, BINDING re:DEFINED. She often does bindings for one of the short-listed Booker Prize authors.