Struggling to find the perfect box to use as your portfolio to store your publications and prints? Perhaps you fancy creating a beautiful item to house your favourite keepsakes? Or maybe you simply fancy exploring a heritage craft and indulging yourself in a day of learning the skills to make beautiful boxes either for yourself or someone special in the future? During this one day workshop you will be guided under the watchful eye of experienced book binder Roger Grech to make a Solander Box – sometimes known as a drop back or clamshell box.
Learn how to measure, cut and prepare all the materials to make you own A5 box, lined with a beautifully patterned end paper from our selection. During the workshop you will be taught the correct terminology and alongside the hands on tutorial Roger will also throw in a few tricks of the trade!
Your tutor: Roger Grech
Roger Grech is a Bookbinder and Printmaker, with over 20 years experience. He currently works as an Edition Binder at Stephen Conway Bookbinders Ltd in Halifax. Roger also runs his own workshop, Papercut Bindery, where he binds bespoke journals, small print run editions and undertakes repair work on old well loved bindings.
Roger is a regular tutor here at WYPW, here what previous students have to say about his workshops:
“I had a wonderful time, despite being unable to judge the middle of anything! Mr. Grech was a very encouraging teacher, with endless patience. I shall be practising book-making with enthusiasm, as I think this is something I could really enjoy and find useful. “
“Roger is incredibly knowledgeable about his craft, I had a wonderful afternoon learning from such a great teacher”
Read more about Roger on his tutor profile or follow him on Instagram.
The course is suitable for complete beginners or for anyone with a little knowledge wishing to learn more.
All basic materials such as paper, tools and equipment are provided.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: