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Courses in bookbinding

From: Fred Bearman <fb>
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2003
Shepherds Bookbinding Courses and Master Classes 2003

Held at the Shepherds Bindery, Units 107-108, 30 Great Guildford St,
London SE1 0HS

Evening Courses

    1. Bookbinding for Beginners

        Six-week evening courses 6:30-9Pm
        Course fee UKP235 (Six weeks)

        Thursday March 6-April 10, 2003
        Thursday May 1- 5th June 5, 2003
        Thursday June 26-July 31, 2003
        Thursday September 4-October 9, 2003
        Thursday October 23-November 27, 2003

        Tutor: Eri Funazaki

        Eri Funazaki who joined Shepherds in 1999 as a designer and
        forwarder.  Eri recently won the top prize at the Designer
        Bookbinders 2002 competition held at the British Library and
        her work has been exhibited all over the world. During this
        popular six-week course students will be introduced to the
        materials, tools and basic principles of bookbinding.  From
        the first session, emphasis is on practical tuition with the
        opportunity to complete three projects - a notebook, a
        multi-section binding and a photograph album.

    2. Advanced Techniques in Bookbinding\

        (For students who have completed a beginner class in
        bookbinding or who have similar experience.)

        Tuesday Evenings 6:30-9pm
        Course fee UKP235 (Six weeks)

        Tuesday March 4-April 8, 2003
        Tuesday April 29-June 3, 2003
        Tuesday June 24-July 29, 2003
        Tuesday September 2-October 7, 2003
        Tuesday October 21-November 25, 2003

        Tutor: Mark Cockram

        Mark Cockram began his professional bookbinding career in
        1989 and he is now a Fellow of the Designer Bookbinders.  He
        has taught extensively both in the UK and overseas and
        follows a successful career as a freelance designer
        bookbinder. During this course students will learn the more
        advanced techniques of hand binding, and work with a wide
        range of materials and binding styles.  Students will be
        grouped according to experience.

Saturday Master Classes

    1. Box Making

        Saturdays 11am - 4:30pm
        Course fee UKP125

        Saturday 15th March, 2003
        Saturday 26th April, 2003
        Saturday 24th May, 2003
        Saturday 21st June, 2003
        Saturday 19th July, 2003
        Saturday 20th September, 2003
        Saturday 18th October, 2003
        Saturday 15th November, 2003

        Tutor: Mark Peachy

        Mark Peachy completed his apprenticeship in 1986 and learnt
        his box-making skills working for many years in a large
        commercial bindery.  Mark is our specialist box-maker at
        Shepherds and his proven skills as a craftsman and teacher
        have made this one of our most popular courses. This course
        is aimed at people who have some experience in bookbinding
        and the materials involved.  Mark shows how to make simple
        boxes, portfolios, slip-cases and solander boxes.  Students
        are grouped according to experience.

    2. Gold Finishing

        Saturdays 11am-4:30pm
        Course fee UKP125

        Saturday June 28, 2003
        Saturday July 26, 2003
        Saturday October 11, 2003

        Tutor: Glenn Bartley

        A Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, Glenn has been binding
        books professionally for nearly twenty years. He established
        a bindery in Culham, Oxfordshire in 1991, and works on a
        variety of material for clients such as Oxford University
        and collectors from around the world.  Glenn demonstrates
        and lectures widely on the traditional techniques of
        binding, particularly gold tooling and vellum covering. This
        course is aimed principally at beginners or people who have
        tried gold tooling but without much success. Glenn specifies
        the use of BS glaire, enabling students to work at their own
        pace and achieve satisfactory results. The course covers all
        the basic procedures including lettering and the use of
        decorative fillets and pallets.

    3. The Repair of Leather Bindings

        A two-day course run on consecutive Saturdays

        Saturdays 11am-4:30 pm
        Course fee UKP250

        Saturday April 5 and April 23, 2003
        Saturday November 1 and November 8, 2003

        Tutor: Dan Wray

        Dan Wray studied bookbinding and conservation at Camberwell
        College of Arts before going to the College of Arms where he
        specialised in the repair of leather bindings.  Since
        joining Shepherds in 1998 Dan's skills as a
        conservator-restorer have become widely recognised.  He
        specializes in leather repair and this course is a rare
        opportunity to learn this exacting work.

        This is a two-day course run on consecutive Saturdays and
        covers the procedure of rebacking a calf book.  Dan will
        demonstrate how to successfully lift and prepare old spines,
        re-attach boards and show the dyeing techniques used to
        match the original colour of the leather.

    4. Repair of Cloth Bindings

        Saturdays 11am-4:30 pm
        Course fee UKP125

        Saturdays 11.00 am - 4.30 pm, Course fee UKP125

        Saturday May 10, 2003
        Saturday June 14, 2003
        Saturday October 25, 2003

        Tutor:  Sophia Kramer

        Having gained a wealth of practical experience working in
        binderies in the USA, Sophia Kramer came to Britain in 2000
        to undertake a Masters degree in Conservation at Camberwell
        College of Arts.  After gaining her MA Sophia joined
        Shepherds as a conservator-restorer and specialises in cloth
        and paper repairs.

        This course is aimed at students with some experience of
        bookbinding who want to further develop their skills in
        conservation and restoration. Students will learn how to
        restore a cloth bound book and conserving the original
        binding materials.

    5. Making Mediaeval Limp Parchment Stationery Bindings

        A two-day course run on consecutive Saturdays

        Saturdays 11am-4:30pm
        Course fee UKP250 (Two days)

        Saturday May 31, and June 7, 2003
        Saturday November 22 and November 29, 2003

        Tutor: Frederick Bearman ACR MIPC

        Prior to his appointment as Head of Conservation at
        Shepherds, Fred Bearman has held major posts in conservation
        studios on both sides of the Atlantic. He was Head of
        Conservation at Columbia University Libraries, New York,
        from 1992 to 1997, and more recently he was Director of
        Conservation at the London Institute. Fred has given regular
        workshops and seminars on historical bookbinding techniques,
        and is particularly knowledgeable on mediaeval book

        This two-day, hands-on master class will include an
        introduction to the history of mediaeval stationery bindings,
        an examination of the materials used by the mediaeval
        bookbinder, and an opportunity to make limp parchment
        mediaeval stationery bindings.

For further details and an enrolment form please contact:

    Linda Watts,
    Units 107-108,
    30 Great Guildford St
    London SE1 0HS
    +44 20 7620 0060
    Fax: +20 7928 1813
    information [at] bookbinding__co__uk

Places on all these courses are allocated on receipt of completed
enrolment form and remittance. Payment will be processed the week
before the course begins.  We will confirm in writing your place on
the course and details of the venue shortly before the course
begins.  Please note, for a full refund, cancellations must be made
at least 2 working days before the course commences.  Shepherds have
the right to cancel a course and will endeavor to give 5 working
days notice before the start date.

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