Thursday 27 September 2012


DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS LECTURES 2012-2013 The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1 Nearest underground stations: Holborn and Russell Square Admission: DB members and full time students £5, non--members £7 Tues 2nd Oct 20112 6.30pm JANE ROBERTS FINE BINDINGS IN THE ROYAL LIBRARY Jane Roberts will survey a selections of the fine bindings in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, including the work of the greatest British and Continental binders, produced for presentation to members of the Royal Family over many centuries. The talk will also mention the continuing work ofthe Royal Bindery, where conservation work on the books in the Royal Collection is undertaken.

Sunday 23 September 2012

Bookbinders Collective at The Victoria And Albert Museum. The London Design Festival.

After a couple of prep days and a long night before I and other members of the Bookbinders collective made our way to the V and A.
We had been asked to provide some simple workshops and a demo.
bookbinding demo in the round.... great fun lots of hard work... more please.

Thursday 20 September 2012

At the Victoria and Albert Museum Tomorrow.

A 3 hour Demo at the V and A........ wish me luck

Friday 14 September 2012

Moroc... Les tresors du royaume, edge to edge doublers.

The doublers are hand printed and dyed with the same dye stuff used for the leather with a gentle covering of bookbinders varnish. That way there is a narrative between the outside and the inside of the book. I love the way in which the doublers join everything together.
The contrast between the doubler ( on the left ) and the endpaper ( to the right ) can be seen and I also hope the mirror like aspect.
Detail of the doubler, texture and colour.

Thursday 13 September 2012

Buried Sketch Book in Bangkok Back Yard.

One of my sketch books has been buried in Bangkok. Many thanks to Maya for the service and the pictures.

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Moroc, first, second and third gold work on.


I am not so sure how this works.. but iI have set up a camera in the studio. It is on the Yahoo Messenger site thing... The address is; Wish me luck as I have no Idea how this works....

Thursday 6 September 2012

Moroc... Les tresors du royaume, final dye stages.

Deeper, richer colours. Creating depth and texture. Gold next.

Wednesday 5 September 2012