Box Making 2: Function and Beauty

  • San Francisco Center for the Book 375 Rhode Island Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States

Using Masonite board and marbled fabric, learn to construct a beautiful and functional hatch top box with a bottom drawer. Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction, and expand into more complex box functions; the hatch top and drawer construction. Students will create a highly functional hatch top box with a bottom drawer. 

By mastering the template for this box model, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. Pietro will bring a sample collection of boxes for discussion of aesthetics and design to be used throughout the workshop.