Book binding 2 day workshop
Date: 22nd March 14 - 23rd March 14
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: The Dolphin Hotel Bovey Tracey
Postcode: TQ13 9AL
Contact: Jenny Leathes ARPS
Members Rate: £85.00
Region: South West
A practical workshop will be taught by Lori Sauer.
(Materials provided will cost £15 to £20 and you will have to pay the tutor for this on the workshop, this is additional to the course fee)
Lunch/Coffees The hotel supports our RPS events in a number of ways. Lunches and tea & coffee are available and it is hoped all attendees use this facility, attendees will not be able to consume any food or drink they bring on the premises. Prices are very reasonable, menu ranges from sandwiches through to cooked meals.
Participants will make a hand-made book suitable for the display of photographs. The book has rigid covers and opens flat. Attention is given to layout and the inclusion of text. The tutor will also bring examples of other possible formats for showing artwork.
Lori has a background in the arts with degrees in fine art and English literature. After working for a number of years in publishing she studied bookbinding at The City Lit in London. She has won various awards for her work over the years including the Silver Medal in the Bookbinding Competition. Now a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, she specialises in contemporary fine binding and continues to do high profile commissions for private presses and bindings for the Man Booker Prize. For the last decade Lori has turned her attention to the development of alternative binding structures and passes on her knowledge of them through teaching. Her work is held in public collections in North America, Africa, Europe, and the UK.
Lori runs various courses, and of different lengths – some of the aims:
The visible mechanics of the binding is a key element in all of the courses. Many use little adhesive, open flat and possess a unique elegance. They are bindings that make an invaluable addition to the repertoire of any binder. Makers in other disciplines such as calligraphy, printmaking, photography and textile art will find many of these structures ideal for the display of their work.
Participants will explore new ideas and be encouraged to think outside the box. The overall role of design in making a successful binding is an important aspect of each workshop and time is spent discussing the use of colour, texture and materials as well as the advantages and applications of a particular structure. Most importantly the emphasis is on sound techniques and solid working practices. Bookbinders of all persuasions and anyone interested in the book form will find the courses rewarding, informative and will gain a wider understanding of the possibilities within binding.
With only 12 places I suggest booking as soon as possible. The reason for a small workshop enables individual attention concerning your book and work.
The book binding course is to coincide with the book exhibition mentioned in a recent in the enewsletter that came from the RPS in the middle of July. This course will be a good starting point if you were considering entering a handmade book.
If you have any questions please email me or telephone on 01209 211156