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Deborah Evetts Book & Paper Clinic

Deborah Evetts Book & Paper Clinic

BAG Workshop

October 6-7, 2001 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The book clinic will be an opportunity for binders to have Deborah respond to their own questions about binding techniques, materials, or tools. Questions about specific projects are welcome; where appropriate, participants are encouraged to bring examples of books they have questions about. After registration, students will be asked what general topic they wish to ask about. Deborah will be notified of these ahead of time, so she can bring tools, illustrations, examples etc. which relate to the topic.

The class will be in a discussion/demonstration format, with each participant’s question being addressed in turn. The nature of the questions will somewhat determine how much time can be spent on each person’s query. The following topics will also be discussed: selecting Japanese tissues; why long fiber repair works with some papers; scissor, needle, and water cutting; edge preparation for repair' inlaying; adhesives; guarding--Bibles to novels and everything in between, laid and wove papers; pressure sensitivde tape removal for beginners.

Deborah Evetts began her bookbinding training at Brighton College of Art, England and completed it at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, under William Matthews. She taught in the British Art School system, and worked for two of the country’s preeminent hand binders, Roger Powell and Peter Waters. After emigrating to the United States in 1967 she worked with Carolyn Horton and taught privately for two years. Deborah then became Book Conservator at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, a position which she holds to this day. As a fellow in Designer Bookbinders and the American Institute for Conservation, her influence in the bookbinding and conservation communities is strongly felt. Deborah’s work is internationally visible in exhibitions and conference presentations; she is a revered and respected teacher.

Art Building, Room 228, University of Washington campus

$100 for BAG members, $125 for non-members