Sunday, 16 November 2008

Kates Bible

Well it's finally finished. Kate gave me two well loved Bibles which were extremely well thumbed. They were both full of precious notes and underlining which she wanted to keep but lots of tears and creases too that needed repair. Thankfully they were exactly the same editions and there were just enough salvageable pages to make one complete Bible.
 So here it is.

Here you can see the pouch I made inside the casing 
to store notes.
The pink tags on the pages mark the beginning of each book.

I'm up for doing some more repair work alongside my bookbinding creations so let me know if you've got a project you'd like me to work on.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Momentum Bookbinding Workshops

These amazing books were made at some bookbinding workshops I did in August for Momentum festival.We had a great variety of materials which were used very creatively. One person made a book cover with cork (pictured) which worked really well. And... oh so many of us fell in love with the old school charms of Letraset!
There will be another opportunity to make similar books at my next 'Workshop in the Living room' on 20th September. (see previous post) Let me know if you'd like to book a place. Hope you can make it.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

More Workshop Dates

For those of you who couldn't make our first couple of workshops we've added some extra dates:

16th August - Drawing
We'll start by learning some basic techniques and for the more adventurous experiment with 3D drawing with wire!

20th September - Bookbinding
We'll be focusing on repairing and re-covering books but there will also be an opportunity to make a small notebook from scratch. If you have something that needs mending or re-covering do bring it with you. Materials will be provided and no previous experience or knowledge is necessary.

18th October - Sewing without a Pattern
Bring with you anything you'd like to mend or re-vamp. But if you don't have any ideas this session we'll also be making and recovering cushions. Some materials provided.

These workshops are free for friends and friends of friends! Just bring along some lunch to share. Places are limited so do book soon by emailing Sarah.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Bookbinding workshop

The first in a series of Summer Art Worshops, this Saturday - Bookbinding.

There will be opportunities to learn how to rebind a book that is falling apart or make a photo album from scratch. Most materials will be provided free. Tuition is provided so come whatever you feel your level of skill is.
We will meet at the Triggs (see the directory or email me) at 11am and finish between 4-5pm.
Just bring some nibbles to share for lunch.

To book a place for yourself and friends email Sarah.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Contributing to the Fall'en Project

The Fall'en project has developed over the years. I have displayed it in several different guises (see Gallery section of the website ).  I would like to experiment more with displaying the squashed paperclips alongside people's stories, as in the picture above.

Do you have any personal stories of experiences that have been significant in shaping the person you are today?

Please email me your contributions either typed or as a scanned image. Many thanks.

Thanks for coming

My studio space this weekend.

A really exhausting weekend, but so helpful to get people's feedback on my current work. Thanks for coming. If you weren't there let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Open Studio Exhibition

You are invited to the launch of the Spike Island Open Studios.
I will be showing new work in the top floor studios.

Friday 2 May
6pm - 9pm

Sat 3 May - Mon 5 May
11am - 6pm

Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX