Make your own books and learn about the fascinating elements that go into them. Explore old and new bookbinding techniques, papermaking, printmaking, calligraphy, and the colorful world of marbling.
Dea is a professional hand bookbinder, sole proprietor of Light of Day Bindery since 1988, and custom leather designer since 1970. She works on private collections; repairs and restores old books; and designs and creates new books, editions, and miniatures. She has been teaching in art institutes and privately since 1991. Dea has an MSPH and has studied and worked for numerous nationally known hand binders and conservators. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Guild of Book Workers.
Lynn Ann was introduced to the magic of enamels in 2000. She studied with many well known instructors on both copper and silver. Making jewelry, bowls, boxes and objects of interest, she has been enamored with transparency and opacity that can be achieved and continues to stretch boundaries with the infinite possibilities this medium affords. Lynn Ann also teaches bookmaking classes at the Folk School and is the studio assistant for the Book & Paper Arts studio.
Rachel is an interdisciplinary artist working in alternative and traditional photography, printmaking, jewelry, woodworking, book arts, textiles, and installation. After completing her MFA at the University of Georgia in 2020, she digitized the 7,000-piece collection at Newcomb Art Museum in New Orleans. Originally from Northeast Georgia, Rachel has traveled the world learning alternative photography processes and participating in photography and printmaking conferences. She is currently renovating Elf School, a historic school in Hayesville, NC, where she plans to build studios and continue her art practice while sharing her passion, skills, and experience with others at the Folk School.
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