Introduction to Boxmaking: Solander Box

Suitable for beginners or those with some bookbinding experience.

Join us for practical, hands-on workshops led by experts at the London Centre for Book Arts.

During this workshop participants will learn to make by hand a box with a hinged lid perfect for storing, archiving and presenting books, prints and anything that needs safe-keeping.

Originally invented for use at the British Museum to catalogue their natural history collection, the Solander (or “clamshell”) box or case has become a popular box construction with a wide array of uses.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will leave with their own hand-made Solander box (in their choice of covering materials) and the skills to make more at home using minimal equipment.

All materials and tools provided.

Introduction to Box-making: Solander Box
Sunday 2 June 2019, 11am–5pm
Instructor: Simon Goode

£95 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA & current students. There will be an option to become a Friend of LCBA at checkout. 20% discount for LCBA Studio Members & Studio Pass holders)

Workshop participants receive 15% discount on purchases made in-person from the LCBA Shop on the day of the workshop.

Cancellation policy: If you are unable to make a class, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-list it. We’re sorry, but workshop bookings cannot be cancelled or postponed after 7 days before the class.

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LCBA is wheelchair accessible and barrier free. 
There are accessible and gender neutral toilets. 
Public transport options to LCBA can be seen here: but the routes from stations to LCBA has uneven pavements that are narrow.
There are two disabled parking spaces just across the road from the entrance to LCBA.
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