Classes in Bookbinding and Metalsmithing
With Christine Cox

Immerse yourself in a powerful learning experience and get the individualized one-on-one instruction that you want. Move up to the next level in a dynamic class of intense instruction and hands-on work.

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Scheduled Classes


You can also take a Private Class with Christine Cox
Learn in my studio and use my tools and supplies. Let me design a private class for you, or for your group.

This amazing book has fired and bead-blasted glass covers and historic stitching. I love to mix traditional techniques with contemporary aesthetics. -- Christine Cox

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Book Jewels: Metalsmithing for Bookbinders

(5 days)
January 18 - January 22

April 26 - April 30
Jun 7 - June 11

The history of bookbinding is fascinating. Metal corners and clasps were designed to adorn, protect and preserve the written word. Of course our artistic side wasn't content with just "protection," we have to show our skills, ingenuity and individuality!


License Plate Key fobs

(1 day)
May 19

Everyone needs a key fob. Learn how to use a jeweler's tools and skills to make a truly unique key fob from a license plate. No two will be the same!

Wooden Artist Books

(5 days)
October 19 - October 22

Make a luxurious book with wooden covers and metal hardware


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Christine Cox
Instructor since 1988

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