Carp-e Diem: Fish Skin Processing and Use in Bookbinding
Sat, Jul 24 | Morgan Conservatory

Carp-e Diem: Fish Skin Processing and Use in Bookbinding

Learn the basics of preparing and processing fish skin into beautiful leather or parchment.
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Jul 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA

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Carp-e Diem: Fish Skin Processing and Use in Bookbinding

Instructor: Andrew Mancuso

DATE: Saturday, July 24th, 2021

TIME: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE Tues, July 20th

Fish skin is a remarkably strong, versatile, and inexpensive material that can be used in many ways for artistic creation. Throughout the day you will learn the basics of preparing and processing fish skin into beautiful leather or parchment, different tanning techniques to achieve different results, as well as the potential fish skin has as a material in bookbinding, textiles, or other fine art applications. You will come away from this workshop with three in-process skins and a small fish skin plaquette. Participants are also welcome to bring in their own catch! 

Instructor Bio:

Andrew R. Mancuso (°1987, Rochester, NY United States) is an artist who mainly works in book arts and photography. Andrew loves exploring new materials and how to use them in bookbinding, he currently lives in Cleveland, OH and works as the Preservation Officer for the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University.

www.andrewrmancuso.com

Supply List:

Students are responsible for the following supplies 

  • Large kitchen cutting board
  • 2-3 different scraping utensils (dull knife, sharp-ish knife, metal/teflon/wood spoon or other)
  • Lunch and a beverage
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