From the beginning, the book and the bookbinder has made use of waste and the recycled, the Rag and Bone man – Rags for paper and Bones for Glue being just one such example. Students will have the opportunity to examine old books to see the how and why of hidden examples of recycling.
From the folding of recycled paper in to sections, to the finished book, the Recycled Book course is intended to introduce participants to aspects of utilising as much recycled and up-cycled everyday rubbish and cast offs to make unique, handmade books.
Tutor: Mark CockramMark Cockram is a full time bookbinder with over 40 years experience working with the book. Mark was elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2001, Brother of the Art Workers Guild in 2008 and more recently, in 2017, was the Faculty Fellow for the New York Centre for Book Arts. Marks diverse work can be found in National and International collections, both public and private around the world. He has recently been made a Special Research Fellow for the University of Shanghai Science and Technology College of Communication and Art Design.
Full board accommodation and picnic lunch is available for resident bookings only.
Refreshments are included for all, but non-resident bookings are advised to bring lunch with you.