Paste papers have long been used in bookbinding and box making. Paint when mixed with paste can produce a wide variety of grained, and textured surfaces that are beautiful and durable. This workshop will cover the use of traditional methods as well as modern innovations in materials and technique. Your papers can range from quiet monochrome combed patterns through to feats of uninhibited expression. Surprise yourself!
+ $5 materials fee, to be paid in cash directly to the instructor
Instructor: Don Taylor
Don Taylor has been a bookbinder in Toronto since 1980. His practice includes book restoration, design bindings, portfolio making and corporate and edition binding for design firms, architects, small presses and private customers.
Don Taylor was born in Edmonton AB. and grew up in Windsor ON. He has an MA in Romance languages from the U of Windsor in 1975.
In 1977 Don moved to Toronto and studied bookbinding with Beatrice Stock, and with Seamas McClafferty, and Annegret Hunter-Elsenbach at Sheridan College in Oakville. Don studied for two further years with Betsy Palmer Eldridge and since then has taken workshops in a wide variety of book arts subjects from leading practitioners from Canada, the United States and Britain.
Since 1984 Don has been a teacher for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists’ Guild and Sir Sandford Fleming College in Haliburton, ON.
Don’s design bindings and book works have appeared in exhibitions across Canada and in Japan, Italy and France. Examples of his work can be found in private and public collections in Canada, the U.S., Japan, and the United Kingdom.
He is also the proprietor of Pointyhead Press which produces book works on subjects such as travel, memoir and the curious.