From the very start of this binding I have enjoyed every process. When I discard the conventions and traditional materials of "fine" or
"design" bookbinding, I open a new palette of design opportunities and
methods of expression. I work with my craft and technique. They are my
tools that allow me to create my art.
PUNK. Just to show my working style. Though I have an overall idea of how
the finished work will appear, I still have to work out who, what, how
and when. I have to be fluid in my approach whilst still keep my eye on
the goal. So still very much work in progress.
It is with enormous sadness that we have to announce
that Lisa von Clemm died peacefully at home yesterday, after a long illness.
Dear friend to Designer Bookbinders and a devoted supporter
(and Honorary Fellow) of the Society. Lisa bound and collected helping many emerging binders on the way.
A dear friend to many, Lisa will be missed not only by those she has left behind but by those who will now not have the chance to meet such a graceful and wonderful person.
Over the last few weeks I have been giving what has turned out to be a series of one day master classes in Fine Contemporary Design Binding.
The beauty of working with individual students or student is that as a teacher it is possible to give the time that is necessary for the student to understand and apply new techniques and methods.
I have enjoyed the process, from exploring print to sewing, rounding and backing, right up to the finished book. The learning curve for the student has been steep and not always easy-going but the end result will result in a piece of work that has stretched and expanded the skills and understanding of the student.
It is the time of year when one wonders what to get the bookbinder/bookartist in their life for Christmas or come to that, a gift at any time of year. How about the Studio 5 Gift Card? For a lesson, class or master class at Studio 5.