Tom McEwan
  • by Federico Garcia Lorca
    GLM, Paris, 1948
    Copy no. 194 of 971
    bound 2017

    Doublures and covering leather are of hand-dyed natural goatskin using combination of hand-applied and printed paste resists. Further decoration constructed from feathered goatskin onlays and gold-tooled inlays. Endpapers are hand-painted with acrylic ink and water colours. All edges decorated with acrylic ink and gold-tooled lines.
  • by Neel Mukherjee
    Chatto & Windus, London, 2014
    bound 2014

    Covering leather, doublures, and inlays are hand-dyed goatskin with line and textured decoration of gold leaf and foil. All edges and flyleaves decorated with acrylic ink and gold tooling.
  • by Michael West
    Illustrated by Evelyn Paul
    George G Harrap & Co., London
    bound 2016

    Covering leather and doublures of hand-dyed goatskin with coloured and textured goatskin inlays through gold and blind-tooled line work. Edges decorated with tooled gold leaf over a base of acrylic inks. Endpapers are hand-coloured with acrylic inks and gold-tooled lines.
  • by John Ryder
    Gregynog Press, 1993
    Copy no. 178 of 400
    bound 2013

    Covering leather and doublures are of hand-dyed natural goatskin decorated with print and flaked gold with the addition of blind and gold-tooled lines and textures. All edges and flyleaves are decorated with ink, transfer print, gold flakes and tooled gold, acrylic ink and watercolour.
  • Studied sculpture at Glasgow School of Art from 1976-1980 then apprenticed as a diesinker and toolmaker. First studied bookbinding at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing in 2005.
  • Winning entries in several competitions, including National Library Of Scotland’s Soutar Competition in 2006 and 2007; Society of Bookbinders International Competition (Biennial) in 2009, 2011 & 2013; Designer Bookbinders (DB) Annual Competition in 2009, 2010, 2012 & 2013. Winner of DB Mansfield Medal in 2012 & 2013 and silver prize winner of DB International Competition in 2017.
  • Elected Fellow of DB in 2014.
  • Examples of bindings held in many public and private collections in UK, USA and Europe.
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