Volume 28 - Autumn 2009


Dates for your Diary

28th - 30th October 2009
*The Guild of BookWorkers Standards of Excellence Seminar will be held in San Francisco, California

The Standards of Excellence in Hand Bookbinding is an annual Guild of Book Workers seminar. Leading experts in the fields of book arts present 3 hour demonstrations. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare-book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the seminar. The proceedings are videotaped and made available to members.

List of Presenters

  • Stuart Brockman
  • Catherine Burkhard
  • Roberta Lavadour
  • Chela Metzger
  • Keith Owens
  • Priscilla Spitler

Further details are available from GBW's web site at: www.guildofbookworkers.org

7th - 8th November 2009
*UK Fine Press Book Fair
Saturday 11.00 - 18.00 Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, UK

Every two years, the UK Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) works with the Fine Press Book Association to organise the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, UK. This is the largest international show of fine presses and their work outside North America. Specialist fair for collectors of private and fine press books; includes exhibitors from the Fine Press Book Association, plus binders, paper makers, suppliers, etc.

7th - 8th November 2009
*Bookbinders Fair, Pieterskerk, Leiden, Holland

Always an inspiring exhibition and a cosy meeting place for hand bookbinders, restorers, paper artists, calligrapher and all other interested parties (amateur or professional).

For more info: go to www.boekbindbeurs.nl

J. Hewit & Sons will have a stand at the event(s) marked '*'
Designer Bookbinders - Lectures 2009-2010 at the Art Workers Guild

6th October, 6.30 pm
Paul Delrue Binding to my Feelings: A Celebration of Fifty Years of Bookbinding.

Paul's talk will include a description of two of his own innovative processes, 'lacunose' and Tudor style, and much else.

9th November, 6.30 pm
Walter Bachinski Shanty Bay Press and the Pochoir Technique

The origins and rationale of the Press, devoted to publishing livres d'artistes, followed by a detailed explanation of the pochoir technique.

9th January, 10.30 am
Gerald Fleuss The Legacy of Calligrapher Edward Johnston

Gerald Fleuss talks about the work of the Edward Johnston Foundation in maintaining the link with Johnston's work and the significance of his legacy in the digital age.

9th January, 12 noon
Lester Capon Extreme Bookbinding Again
A second voyage to Ethiopia, this time to repair vellum fans and repeating my visit there in 2006 to preserve the sixth century Gospels at the monastery of Abuna Garima.

9th January, 2 pm
George Kirkpatrick The Peter Waters I Knew

George Kirkpatrick reminisces on his mentor and inspirational influence, one of the great binders of the 20th century.

9th January, 3.30 pm
Sue Doggett 'Everything in the world exists to end up in a book'

An illustrated talk on the difficult problem of leaving things out. Research, content, design and execution - how and why I make the things I do.

2nd February, 6.30 pm
Edward Bayntun-Coward The Trade in Bindings

Edward Bayntun-Coward will consider both trade binderies (past, present and future) and also the fluctuating fortune of bindings.

2nd March, 6.30 pm
Eri Funazaki A Bookbinder's Approach to Book Arts

How I incorporate design- binding techniques in book arts and why I am involved in making artist's books.

Dominic Riley A Bookbinder's Journey
From student days to post-Fellowship, Dominic's travels, teaching and working life in America and his adventures in the Lake District. Unusual requests, strange bindings, interesting folk and a little TV.

The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1
Nearest underground stations: Holborn and Russell Square
Admission: DB members £5, non-members £7, students £2.50 per lecture
Four Saturday lectures: DB members £18, non-members £26 and students £9
Website: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk
E-mail: lectures@designerbookbinders.org.uk

The Bookbinding Competition Exhibition
The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester
from Saturday 5 December 2009 - Sunday 31 January 2010
Opening hours: Monday 12-5, Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5
Closed between 25 December 2009 and 3 January 2010


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