Daniel Essig creates wooden-covered art
books and book-based sculptures. Using a
fourth-century binding style known as
Ethiopian style Coptic, he creates mixed-media
book structures that incorporate unusual woods,
handmade paper, found objects, fossils, and mica.
He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where he
has a studio at the Grovewood Gallery.
111 Grovewood Road Studio 3
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
Daniel Essig has been collecting and using the remarkable material of mica for nearly 20 years. It is a unique natural material that is versatile and easy to work with and its uses are endless. Mica can be used in jewelry and metal work, lampshades, mixed media, collage, sculpture and books to name a few.
Penland School of Crafts
is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists' residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center.