Jodie Strachan

Jodie is a bookbinder at Barnard and Westwood Fine Printers & Bookbinders. Her love of craft started from a young age and was nurtured through her arts-based education. One of the reasons why she strived to be a craftsperson was due the Foundation Diploma of Art and Design that she undertook...Read more

Shauna White

Shauna White is the latest apprentice bookbinder at Barnard & Westwood Fine Printers & Bookbinders. Having previously completed an embroidery degree with The Royal School of Needlework, she was drawn to bookbinding by a love of precision and intricacy. Shauna enjoys the challenge of...Read more

Susan Allix

Susan Allix studied Fine Art and Printmaking at Guildford, the Royal College of Art and in Italy as a Prix de Rome scholar. She is a printmaker, typographer and binder.

Susan believes that hand held prints reveal their freshness. Always interested in words, she uses their shapes and...Read more

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Mark Cockram

Mark Cockram has been a professional bookbinder, book artist, and teacher for over 25 years. Mark combines techniques from his training in fine art, design, and bookbinding to create stunning, distinctly non-traditional books.

Mark was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders (UK) in 2001...Read more

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11 May
11 May

Designer Bookbinders presents a week of events celebrating bookbinding and book arts in association with Lib-rary, including demonstrations, workshops and an opportunity to meet the UK’s finest binders.

On Saturday 11 May, a day of short workshops is led by top contemporary bookbinders...

<em>Edit Event</em> THE FUTURE OF CRAFT Workshops in Collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons
9 May
10 May
11 May
12 May

For London Craft Week 2019, Oxo Tower Wharf presents The Future of Craft workshops in collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons. Visitors will have the chance to get involved with hands-on craft...

Kate Holland

Kate Holland’s love affair with books started as a child living near the book town, Hay on
Wye. After a failed plan to become a contemporary Chinese art dealer, she returned to
books and ran an antiquarian bookshop before finding her calling in the guise of an HND
Bookbinding...Read more

Rachel Ward-Sale

Rachel studied Art, Design and Bookbinding at The University of Brighton.

In 2005 she was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and is currently President.

Since leaving college, she has worked as a self-employed bookbinder undertaking a wide variety of projects and commissions...Read more