Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The other classes at PBI

Sadly, one cannot attend all the classes offered during PBI. One has to settle for three. But one does have the opportunity to fondle and drool over the work done in those other classes. Although excessive drooling is frowned upon.

There was a wide range of classes offered. People were folding papers, studying pigments, making pastels, making paper, marbling, making conservation boxes, paring leather, sewing endbands, sanding and drilling, and just generally being very creative.

First coveted class, was Hedi Kyle's paper folding. A few samples from the class:


Luckily, the people who did take this class were very generous to share some of their new folding skills afterwards so I did pick up a few new tricks.

Another coveted class, Shanna Leino's Armenian binding. Delicious samples:


She also shared some info with the rest of us who were unable to be in her class, so I have some notes on this binding...must try it soon.

And holy papermaking! Andrea Peterson's papermaking class did such amazing things with pulp!


And in the end, I think everyone wishes they had been in Dolph Smith's class. They produced fabulous works of art in this class - the books were difficult to photograph because they were very sculptural and multi-dimensional, but here's a couple:


Obviously, a good time was had by all!

4 comments:

Riverlark said...

Thanks so much for sharing all the richness of PBI! It was such a tempting group of teachers this year. I'll be at Penland in a few weeks and will share that richness as generously as you did with PBI.

Diane said...

I am so envious! It sounds like an amazing set of classes - I would have loved to go to ANY of them :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Secret Leaves said...

Lovely post! Thanks for showing all the different books that came out of the classes. It's great to see so much interest in bookbinding.

Sixth & Elm said...

I am so jealous! Looks like a very fun retreat...

What prerequisites are there for PBI?