WELCOME TO THE BOOK STUDIO

Learning about bookbinding opened up a new path for me. I was a vet for many years, taking early retirement, before embarking upon a second career in bookbinding. I went from repairing old books, to the designing and making of new ones and finally to teaching the skills of bookbinding.

In 2004 I was awarded joint first prize in the annual Designer Bookbinders competition, followed by a Highly Commended in the same event in 2007. I have exhibited with the Designer Bookbinders, London in 2005 2006 2007 2008 and 2009. My work is now more directed towards the artistic side of bookmaking and to teaching, which I do with small groups in the winter months.

The Book Studio is not a commercial bindery. I am happy to help anyone who wants a special binding on a particular book or on one they are putting together themselves. I can also offer advice on where to get help for most binding projects – just give me a call. There is no charge for an initial chat. There is a small charge for a more in-depth conversation.

A printing error in the production of TWO POINTS EAST has become an unexpected opportunity. One hundred copies went to the Designer Bookbinders as a resource for tutors and students and one-hundred and fifty six copies were sent out to members of the Society of Bookbinders, some going as far as Germany, the United States and even Australia. This resulted in an exhibition of twenty-eight different design bindings which were on display at the Bookbinders Seminar in Chester in 2018.

Twenty of these bindings now form this exhibition which is travelling around Norfolk this summer


6 – 28 APRIL

Originalprojects Gallery
3-7 King Street, Great Yarmouth
Wednesday – Saturday 12noon – 6pm

www.originalprojects.space


4 – 15 MAY

Trues Yard
Fisherfolk Museum
North Street
Kings Lynn
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4pm


17 and 18 MAY

Turn The Page Artists
Book Fair
The Forum, Norwich
10am – 5pm


21 MAY – 9 JUNE

The Rocket House Café
The Gangway, Cromer
Mon – Friday 9 – 4pm
Sat and Sunday 10 – 5pm


26 JUNE – 5 JULY

Anteros Arts Foundation
11-15 Fyr Bridge Street
Norwich
9 – 5pm Closed Mondays and Sunday 


8 JULY – 30 AUGUST

Jarrolds Book Department
Exchange Street
Norwich


6 – 30 AUGUST

The Cathedral Library
Norwich
9.30am – 4.30pm Tues, Wed Thursdays


2 – 29 SEPTEMBER

Wells Maltings
Wells-next-the-Sea
Norfolk
10 – 4.30pm

 

 

PUBLISHED JUNE 2018

CURLEW COAST

Diversions on Maritime Suffolk

Shortlisted for the Amberley Press Publishing Prize in 2017, Curlew Coast is the author’s second book and it continues the theme of tracing maritime history through the framework of the coastal towns and villages of Suffolk.

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