Book Binding for Beginners

With Gallery Coordinator Jacqueline Thomas Kingston University Students & Bradbury Centre Staywell Foundation
Autumn 2014

The Stanley Picker Gallery were delighted to invite students from Kingston University’s  Faculty of Art Design & Architecture and retired members of the  Bradbury Centre  (Staywell Foundation) to participate in a special intergenerational Book Binding for Beginners workshop led by our very own Gallery Coordinator and professional hand-bound book maker.

The workshop’s offering was inspired by  Seroxat, Smirnoff, THC,  our current exhibition of drawing, painting and writing by  acclaimed artist, zine-maker and Stanley Picker Fellow  Laura Oldfield Ford.  Participants began with a visit to the exhibition and viewed examples of Oldfield Ford’s  zines  alongside the self-published works of Thomas, who addressed her practice throughout. A “patient and interesting” workshop leader, Thomas guided  participants through the basics of professional book binding, process and materials, while encouraging them to incorporate elements of their personal style, artworks and writing into the binds.

“I  really enjoyed today and the skills I’ve learnt will definitely come in useful with my projects” – Hannah Crees, Graphics Student

Outcomes will be exhibited at the Gallery in late November as part of our Zine Fair  and Participation Programme Showcase. Jacqueline Thomas will be exhibiting at Art and the Quantum Moment Exhibition 4 Dec 2014 – 29 Jan 2015 at the Simons Center, New York.

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For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email n.kay@kingston.ac.uk.

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