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Clamshell Box Making

  • Writers Ink Studio at Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Road San Diego, CA 92106 (map)
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Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Length of workshop: 1 day
Skill Level: All levels

Other prerequisites: None

Maximum number of students: 12

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member: $190

Materials fee: $21

EEP Deadline: December 18th-due to late listing

Handmade boxes are not only lovely objects, but can also house and protect a vast array of objects. Pietro 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 all materials for this project, including pre-cut hard binders board and an array of one-of-a-kind marbled Fabric for covering the box. This class will add an excellent set of skills and knowledge to any crafter’s repertoire.

Workshop held in partnership with San Diego Writers Ink

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Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“He's an amazing teacher.”

“Fun to learn something new with no pressure to produce "perfect" art.”

“Pietro made the class fun and non-judgmental.”

“Pietro is very inclusive, great eye contact and has a relaxed manner that keeps the class fun.”

“The instructor was great!

Earlier Event: January 17
Articulated Book Structure