DB/SoB Joint Weekend Workshops




How to Gold Tool an Image

Oxford Pulp Board Binding

Cased-in Drum Leaf Binding

Full Leather Reback

Moveable Book Magic

Stub Binding


Cased in Drum Leaf Binding Artists Book

Tutor: Mark Cockram
Dates: 2-3 February 2019
Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Barnes, London
Fee: GBP175.00 (plus materials payable on the day)

The workshop will provide an introduction to the making of a unique and distinctly non-traditional artists or complete book. The structure will be based on a 'Drum Leaf' variant and be hard bound. Students will have the chance to explore different mediums to first make a text block and then a full cloth binding. Participants will, again, be encouraged hand colour, manipulate and further extend the bookcloth, each creating a unique book.

Suitable for all levels.

Mark Cockram was elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2001, Brother of the Art Workers Guild in 2008. After studying art and design at Lincolnshire College of Art, Mark worked as a freelance artist and designer. Mark graduated from the Bookbinding course at Guildford College and later BA Hons Book Arts at London College of Printing. Mark opened his first bookbinding studio in Lincoln in 1992 and Studio 5, London in 2003. Mark's diverse work is represented in national and international collections around the world. Mark teaches from Studio 5 in London UK, and both nationally and internationally. In 2017 he was the faculty Fellow for the New York Center for Book Arts. Current projects include exploring ways in which the book can be viewed within the contexts of the exhibition and the public or private collection, the artist's book and creating 3-dimensional, extended book sculptures and formats. A major theme of recent work has been to make more from less, to engage in up-cycling materials to make books.



Designer Bookbinders