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Marbled Clamshell Box

  • Castle in the Air 4th Street Berkeley, CA United States (map)

Handmade boxes are not only lovely objects, but can also house and protect a vast array of objects. Pietro Accardi—a master artisan in the making of books and boxes, as well as the marbling of paper and cloth—will take you through the steps necessary for crafting your own clamshell box covered in marbleized book cloth. The clamshell is considered perhaps the most elegant of box structures, and learning to construct it provides you with a strong foundation for future box-making and bookbinding projects. Pietro will supply you with materials for your project, including pre-cut hard binders’ board and an array of one-of-a-kind covering papers he has marbled by hand. This class will add an excellent set of skills and knowledge to any crafter’s repertoire.

Fee: $175; includes all materials
Instructor: Pietro Accardi — Limit: 8 students
October 18, Thursday, 11am–5pm (Studio 1)

Earlier Event: October 14
Introduction to Textile Marbling
Later Event: October 19
Introduction to Paper Marbling