Sunday, 6 January 2019

Introduction to Restoration of Cloth Case Bindings and Leather Bindings. With classic and contemporary practise.

Studio 5 is pleased to announce a new course - Introduction to Restoration of Cloth Case Bindings and Leather bindings. The course focuses on classic, minimal intrusion techniques and 'Kinsugi' style repairs - contemporary 'visible' repairs.

The Introduction course in Restoration is broken down into 4 separate modules.



Module 1. Introduction To Book Structure.

Rationale
This module introduces the student to basic book structures and construction techniques, sewing styles and materials. such as cloth and a number of machine made papers. It will allow students the opportunity to explore differing approaches and  techniques in the production books.
Aims
To develop hand skills related to book making and material use
To enhance professional skills, awareness and responsibility
To stimulate an awareness of the book



Learning Outcome
On completion the student will be able to:
Understand styles of various books and material use
Be familiar with various forwarding and sewing techniques
Forward a full cloth and ¼ Leather bound book
Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use.
The Module is delivered over 6 days with all materials included.
Fee £700

Module 2. Introduction to Cloth Repair/Rebacking, Case Binding.
Rationale.
This module develops an awareness of the integrity of the original covering materials in a historical context. The student will have the opportunity to create  sensitive and conservation centered repairs to existing case bindings.

Aims.
To understand the correct methods of repair.
To indentify the appropriate materials.
To apply the techniques for rebacking and repair in cloth and other materials.
To appreciate the difference between styles of historical case bindings.

Learning Outcome.
On completion the student will be able to:
Recognise the extent and feasibility of repair.
Apply the techniques of conserving as much of the original materials as possible.
Apply the techniques of staining new repair materials for use in repair.
Reback in cloth and replace saved materials.

Indicative Content.
Books selected suitable for repair.
Text block examined and any damage assessed: appropriate repairs carried out
Books repaired retaining maximum amount of original binding
New materials treated for classical techniques.


Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes.
The Module is delivered over 6 days with materials and books if the student has no access to suitable books included.
Fee £700

Module 3. Introduction to Leather Repair/Leather Rebacking.

This module develops an awareness of the integrity of leather as an original covering material in a historical context, relating to
Module 2. Introduction to Cloth Repair/Rebacking, Case Binding, and developing further into leather work. The student will have the opportunity to work with leather bindings.

Aims.
To recognise the extent and feasibility of repair required.
To apply the type of repair/reback necessary based on the period and style of the original binding.
To assess existing and repair or resew as necessary.
To prepare the original binding in a suitable manner.
To repair or replace the original bords.
To apply techniques for attaching suitably prepared stained leathers or repair materials.
To replace all saved original materials and apply in a suitable manner.


Learning Outcome.
On completion the student will be able to:
Assess the extent to which the book can be repaired and understand the limitations involved.
Appreciate the value of keeping original materials
Prepare with minimum damage the original bookbinding.
Assess the materials required and reback in a new suitably stained leather.
Replace lifted areas and harmonise repairs with an understanding of dyes and paints.
Repair, reback and refurbish leather bindings with minimum intervention to the original, and with minimum evidence or of repair.
Understand the implications of different structures and make decisions for restoration based on period, style and use of book.


Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a high standard and understand the reasons for their use. The student will be expected to be able to demonstrate and rationalise working processes.
The Module is delivered over 10 days with materials included. The student will be expected to supply the books for this module.
Fee £1,100.

Module 4. Contemporary Practice and Kinsugi Repairs. 
Rationale
This module introduces the student contemporary techniques in the repair of books.  It will allow students the opportunity to explore and experiment with  differing approaches and  techniques in the repair of books.


Aims
To develop an understanding of material manipulation
To enhance professional skills, awareness and responsibility when undertaking contemporary repair techniques
To stimulate an awareness of fusion and alternative methods of repair



Learning Outcome
Assess the extent to which the book can be repaired and understand the limitations involved.
Prepare with minimum damage the original bookbinding.
Resew etc if required.
Assess the materials required and reback in a contemporary/fusion fashion.
Replace lifted areas and repair with an Kinsugi style .
Repair, reback and refurbish leather bindings with minimum intervention to the original, and with evidence of the repair whilst still being considerate to the original.
Understand the implications of different structures and make decisions for restoration based on period, style and use of book.
Assessment Strategy
Assessment will be in line with the STUDIO 5 criteria and will be evident through examination and discussion of 2 finished items of work. The student will demonstrate an ability to apply the techniques to a good standard and understand the reasons for their use.
The Module is delivered over 10 days with some materials included. The student will be expected to supply the books for this module.
Fee £1,100.

THE SMALL PRINT.


The STUDIO 5 Introduction to Restoration of Cloth Case Bindings and Leather Bindings. With classic and contemporary practise, is delivered in modules. The modules are intended to be completed in succession. Upon successful completion of each module the student will be issued with a Studio 5 Certificate.  However, for students with prior knowledge, individual modules can be taken as stand alone short courses/workshops.
The complete course is 32 days, the fee is £3,600.00. The fee covers all tuition, hand tool use, workshop equipment as required and materials as outlined in the module information.
A 50% non returnable deposit is required to confirm booking full payment being made no less than 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course or module. The modules can be delivered in a block or days to suit the individual student.
Once the course or module has begun no refunds are available.

To book a place or for more information please contact us.
Mark Cockram
Studio Five First Floor The Mews 46-52 Church Road Barnes London SW13 0DQ
Tel: 0208 563 2158 e-mail: studio5bookarts@aol.co.uk

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Studio 5 Masterclass.

The aim of the one day course is to introduce at least 4 techniques of paper decoration for bookbinders, book artists .. in short anyone who works with paper. The course has been developed with the beginner in mind but is open to those wishing to have a refresher. The 4 key decorative techniques explored will be; Sunago, a Chinese/Japanese method of applying real gold leaf on paper. Flottage, Flottage is floating colour on water and transferring the colour to paper, generally used by experimental artists and is a combination of traditional marbling and Suminagashi. Paste Paper. Paste Paper is a traditional method of decorating papers using.... paste. The last key technique will be Coulage, the application of colour by dripping. From those 4, depending on the time left we will be moving onto Reverse Transfer, Abrasive Frottage, simple stencil work and the like. There will be demonstrations on stretching paper and simple equipment making. I am a great believer in workshop participants being able to further develop without having to purchase expensive, specialist equipment. The day will be intensive. We will start at 10, breaking for lunch at 1. There are a number of fine eating places within a few minutes of the studio, suitable for all budgets. We resume at 2 finishing at between 4.30 and 5. There will be a maximum of 4 participants each day. The fee is £100. This includes all materials, use of the studio equipment dodgy coffee and biscuits. Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions, would like payment details etc etc.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Kintsugi 2... Finished.




Now complete with plinth and case. I think it is wonderful.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Busy weeks ahead.



One of the aspects of doing what I do is being asked to give lectures, talks and demonstrations in various places, both at home and further afield. Special Studio 5 workshops also lend a new view and introduction to the Studio for new people. It also keeps me on my toes.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Kinstugi 2. Completed work.

After 2 or so months buried in New Zealand, going through 2 earthquakes and being stabbed with a garden fork.....











Thursday, 30 August 2018

Kinstugi Number 2.








Various aspects of the new Kinstugi book..... Now for the gold.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

After a run of a few months the 'collection' begins to take shape. What one has to remember is that for each book there has to be a container. .... but what container....

Monday, 6 August 2018

Monday, 23 July 2018

Nightmare. The finished binding.

 From the finished large sheet 6 spreads were created, Each spread was further worked on by tearing away parts of the top surface.







 Each spread is unique. Inspired by the urban environment... layered posters and other advertising material. Layer upon layer, repeatedly ripped off and replaced... over painted and re-used. The  results are fantastic.





The binding follows a similar path... layers, many layers. Then peeled back to revel the underlying surfaces.