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Daniel Essig Altered Mica Workshop in February

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Daniel Essig Altered Mica Worhandmade10_9-4x6kshop
February 6 – 8, 2015 And advanced on Feb 12-14.

Fri. 1 – 4 pm, Sat. 9 am – 4 pm, & Sun. 9 am – 4 pm.
Fifteen hour workshop. Fee: $275 + $40 materials fee.
Location: First Christian Church
740 East Speedway Tucson, AZ 85719



Contact Sonoran Paperworks if interested (

“Some people use my books as journals and fill them up with words. I don’t write in my books. For me, the books themselves are journals, visual records of my life and work.”

Daniel Essig is interested in traces of the past, ancient binding styles, altered
books, distressed finishes, and found objects. All of which he uses in his
books.This workshop explores the pleasures of creating and filling a hand-bound
book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with it’s elegance,
flexibility, and strength, we will first bind a book of fine papers and ridged
translucent mica sheets. We will then cut, hammer, glue, shred, paint, and sew
back into pages, creating niches, alcoves, and secret spaces to house and
protect treasures, images, and words.
Participants will work with mica – both the natural and man made forms of this
material – and become familiar with it’s unique characteristics.
Instructor will have optional supplies available for purchase.
Student tools and materials (what participants need to bring)
Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative and text papers, antique
photos-paper, tintypes(steel) or ambrotypes(glass), old letters, sheet music, old
books, insect wings, leafs, feathers, photo copies, etc.
Small found Objects 1/8-1/4 inches thick (for altered book workshop only)
Black sharpie fine line
Few colors of acrylics (earthtones)
6-12” metal ruler
Exacto knife and extra blades, utility knife and blades
Self-healing cutting mat
Assorted binder clip
Small sharp scissors
Utility/Kitchen scissors
2-3 inch rubber brayer
Awls-including a slender one for piercing sections.
Japanese paper drill & tips(not a must, but bring one if you already own it)
3/8 inch Flexcut palm chisel (available at fine woodworking stores or mail order
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Holiday Sale!

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December 4,  Thursday, 5:30-7:30 PM


First Wednesday of the Month @ 5:30 Book Art Collecive Meetings

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Book Art Collective Meetings will be on the first Wednesday of the Month for the year,

All meetings start at 5:30 and last approximately one hour.

Club is a ASUA Club, open to all U of A students.

Meetings in the Book Art Lab, 1035 Mabel Street.





Maria Lee and Katherine Lee Poetry Broadside

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Hattie Lockett, UA Student Contest, and LaVerne Harrell Clark Contest Broadside Exhibition

Poetry Broadside Collaboration Exhibition at Poetry Center

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Class Summer 2014

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Choosing a Voice: Making Letterpress Posters
with Amanda Beekhuizen
Two Sessions: July 12 and 13

Info coming soon!

Parking Lot Sale Lettepress Centeral Phx on Sunday Nov 23rd from 8-2

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We are selling out large 12×18 C&P and 10×15 Heidelberg Windmill.

The 12×18 is a fabulous press that has a motor that could power an airplane (kidding!) But the the variable speed is really fantastic and this press is a gem!

The windmill works great as we recently had it tuned up. Prints crisp and clean.

One thing that we are selling but haven’t listed yet (will list this press on Briar Press) is our Vandercook High Speed Motorized Galley Press. It is a motorized galley press and they are hard to find. This is a press that would work great in a teaching facility because you can do volumes of prints. The LA printer’s museum has one that they use for all type of events.

Vandercook HS27 High-Speed Motorized Galley Proof Press
Maximum form: 12″ × 27″
40 proofs per minute. “Can be set to automatically stop twice for each proof (laying and removing paper) or run continuously.” Optional safety stops, automatic washup, foot-operated.

ONE LAST THING–we are have a parking lot sale on Saturday Nov 23rd from 8-2. Lot of letterpress stuff and paper as well!


Cindy Iverson
The Paper Studio + Letterpress Central

Fall 2013 Lab Hours

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See calendar for new hours!

Letterpress Workshop: Paul Moxon

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Dec. 14 & 15, 2013 (Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Deadline to register for this class is December 1, 2013.

Letterpress: Vandercook Maintenance

Join specialist Paul Moxon for an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the Vandercook Proof Press). Learn all the points of maintenance, lubrication and cleaning. This workshop takes you beyond cranking the press and into the mechanical elements essential for troubleshooting. Paul will explain the differences between various models, so bring your questions, press photos and/or broken parts. Whether you use a press in a shared studio, own a press, or are thinking of acquiring one, this workshop provides excellent guidance for your future presswork. A thorough handout is provided and Paul will also share examples from his collection of Vandercook literature. This information is applicable to other brands such as Asbern, Challenge and Reprex.

To register, please go to:

Book Art Collective Meetings Spring 2013

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All meetings are open. They are the last Wednesday of the month @ 5 in the Jack Sinclair Book Art Lab.

February 27th

March 27th

April 24th

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