Gold Tooling Workshop with Samuel Feinstein

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 5:00pm

In this two-and-a-half day workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of gold tooling, focusing on line-work, the most versatile of all decorative elements, which can be used on an entire range from traditional compositions to contemporary design bindings. This class is an introduction for beginners as well as a step forward for those who would like to build on their existing knowledge and incorporate tooling into their own work.

Samuel Feinstein is a private practice bookbinder specializing in fine bindings, gold finishing, rounded spine clamshell boxes, and new bindings in period style. He trained at the North Bennet Street School in Boston (Class of 2012) under Jeff Altepeter and Martha Kearsley. His work can be seen at:


September 11–13
Friday, 4pm–7pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am–5pm


Workshop Fee:

UICB students & faculty 110.00 plus $85.00 materials fee
University and comunity members: $135.00 plus $85.00 materials fee
To register: