Teaching

UK Courses

This list was originally compiled by Designer Bookbinders in April 2002. Updates are frequently made but only when new information is received from the institution or organisation concerned. Therefore, the accuracy of the information at any given time cannot be guaranteed.

The listing of any institution, organisation or individual should not be regarded as constituting any form of ratification or endorsement by Designer Bookbinders.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE  •  CHESHIRE  •  CUMBRIA  •  DEVON  •  HAMPSHIRE  •  KENT  •  LEICESTERSHIRE  •  LONDON  •  NORFOLK  •  OXFORDSHIRE  •  POWYS  •  SHROPSHIRE  •  SOMERSET  •  STRATHCLYDE  •  SURREY  •  SUSSEX  •  WILTSHIRE  •  YORKSHIRE



Buckinghamshire

Missenden Abbey, Continuing Education Department, The Misbourne Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. HP16 0BN

T: 01494 890204
F: 01494 890087
E: conedchil@buckscc.gov.uk
W: www.aredu.org.uk/missendenabbey

Curriculum Co-ordinator: Rosa Maria Welsh
Tutor: Heather Power

Missenden Summer School operates for four weeks during August and is currently running two six-day courses in book structures for both residential and non-residential students. 'Introduction to Book Structures – Experimental and Traditional' offers the opportunity to explore a wide variety of book forms, ranging from the simple to the experimental using unusual materials as well as traditional ones. 'Book Structures – Intermediate and Beyond' offers the chance to build on skills previously gained and to work on individual projects.

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Cheshire

Burton Manor College, Burton, Neston, Cheshire. CH64 5SJ

T: 0151 336 5171
F: 0151 336 6586
E: enquiry@burtonmanor.com
W: www.burtonmanor.com

Tutor: Dominic Riley

Residential and non-residential weekend courses in bookbinding for beginners and for more experienced students.

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Cumbria

Dominic Riley and Michael Burke, Low Wood House, Low Wood, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8LY

t: 015395 31161
e: dom.riley@hotmail.com

SPRING 2014 PROGRAMME…
The Nag Hammadi Codex - February 7 – 9
Slipcase & All-in-One Box - March 8 & 9
Library Style Binding - April 12 & 13
Restoration of Leather Bindings - May 1 – 4
Byzantine Binding - June 5 – 8

Full details on the website

t: 015395 31161
e: dom.riley@hotmail.com

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Devon

Dartington Hall, Dartington Craft Education Centre, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes. TQ9 6EA

T: 01803 847000 (Dartington Hall Reception Office)
T: 01803 865371 (Mary Bartlett s Private No.)
W: www.dartington.u-net.com

Tutor: Mary Bartlett

Regular two-hour classes in ten-week terms organised independently of the college by Mary Bartlett at the Dartington Craft Education Centre on the Dartington Hall estate. Afternoon and evening sessions available. One-off day courses for groups can also be arranged. Contact Mary Bartlett for details.

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Hampshire

Maureen Duke, Fernbank, Trotton, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU31 5ER

T: 01730 812432
E: maureen.duke@tesco.net

Professional bookbinder working in her own bindery. Personal tuition in bookbinding and book restoration for one or more days by arrangement. Contact Maureen Duke for details.

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Kent

Sidcup Arts and Adult Education Centre, Alma Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA14 4ED

T: 020 8300 1056
F: 020 8269 8992
E: SAAEC@adultedbexley.org
W: www.adultedbexley.org

Tutor: Gavin Rookledge

The fascinating and ancient craft of hand bookbinding and renovation. Learn simple procedures on paperbacks leading to the more skilled art of leather binding and gold leaf tooling. The course allows for individual artistic development. 28-week course, Tuesday evenings.

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Leicestershire

Leicester College, St. Margaret's Campus, St John Street, Leicester. LE1 3WL

T: 0116 224 2194 (direct line)
F: 0116 224 2150
E: info@leicestercollege.ac.uk
W: www.leicestercollege.ac.uk

Tutors: George Mottram (Course Leader) or Damian Breen

The course is broken down into one year sections spread over a five-year period. You can take just a one year course and gain a recognised qualification. Part-time Professional Development Diploma in bookbinding and related crafts. Courses are held for three hours a week in the daytime or evening for mixed ability students. After completion of the 'Introduction to Bookbinding' course, students can choose from four of the following options: 'Book Restoration' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Fine Leather Binding' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Box-making', 'Paper Marbling' and 'Calligraphy'. Contact George Mottram or Damian Breen for further details.

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London

The Institute (The Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute),
11 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8LL

T: 020 8829 4141
F: 020 8829 4131
E: office@hgsi.ac.uk
W: www.hgsi.ac.uk

Tutors: Gene Mahon and Chris Damp

Three terms of part-time day and evening classes in bookbinding for both beginners and more advanced students. Beginners are introduced to the make-up of the book and given a grounding in basic hand bookbinding techniques. Advanced students are encouraged to develop their technical abilities, to work with the full range of materials, including leather and vellum, to try new structures and to develop their design skills and apply them to the book. Tuition is by individual attention. From September 2007 classes will move to a newly built, purpose designed Creative Arts Centre in East Finchley.


London Centre for Book Arts
Unit 18, Ground Floor, Britannia Works, Dace Road, Fish Island, London E3 2NQ

Bookbinding Structure with Ben Elbel
This series of short courses explores alternative ways of constructing and designing books, resulting from Benjamin's extensive research and experience in the field.

The workshops are offered to experienced bookbinders but have also proved popular with beginners, as well as with photographers, artists, or anyone involved with books who is interested in an approach other than the strictly traditional.

All materials are included, and tool kits are available if you haven't got your own.

Enrolment is limited to 8 students.

Further details: www.elbel-libro.com


Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London. SE1 7HT

T: 020 7928 8501
F: 020 7928 4074
E: enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk
W: www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Tutor: Nick Cowlishaw

Three terms of part-time day and evening classes catering for all abilities and interests. Beginners are offered the formal 'textbook' course, a sound basis for advancing into design, conservation, historical and other related skills. Intermediate and advanced classes cater for more experienced students to develop their skills in fine leather binding, box-making, gold finishing and book repair. All tuition is tailored to individual requirements.


The City Literary Institute, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA
The City Lit runs the widest selection of bookbinding courses in London. For further information on any of the courses below - and to read the course outline - see the prospectus on the website.

Gold Tooling on Paper
Tutor: Tracey Rowledge
Learn the techniques and processes to tool with gold leaf on paper, using various hand tools. This is an opportunity to begin to develop skills in this area and to see the creative possibilities of further practice demonstrated. This course is suitable for all levels.
15 November - 13 December 2013
Fridays, 10.30 - 16.30
details here

T: 020 7831 7831 (Enrolments)
T: 020 7492 2700 (Visual Arts department)
E: infoline@citylit.ac.uk
W: www.citylit.ac.uk


University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, School of Printing & Publishing, Elephant and Castle, London. SE11 6SB

T: 020 7514 6500 (Ex. 6660) (Mike Brunwin)
F: 020 7514 6772
E: m.brunwin@lcc.arts.ac.uk
W: www.lcc.arts.ac.uk

Tutors: Mike Brunwin, Ken Olney, Terry Buckley, Howard Melrose

The London College of Communication offers a range of courses leading to a BA (Hons) degree and various graduate certificates in book arts and crafts and craft bookbinding.

Undergraduate courses includes a three-year BA course in Book Arts and Crafts. Graduite Certificates in Bookbinding and Book Restoration and Book Arts and Crafts. Graduate certificates are a range of new courses at the LCC. These courses are specifically designed for students who already have a first degree and wish to progress to a post-graduate course but need a bridging programme to build confidence and skills, or alternatively wish to pursue a more specialist or intensive skills course in an area related to your first degree. This programme aims to prepare students for career opportunities within freelance practice in binding and repairing books, and in other areas of book production. Opportunities also exist for students to set and run their own bindery or work in libraries or as a book archival or restoration specialist. Although a highly specialised area of craft practice there is evidence of growing need for practitioners in book and archive restoration and storage. There are also career opportunities in teaching and for progression to post-graduate study. Contact Mike Brunwin for further information on these courses.

Part-time evening courses of approximately fourteen weeks duration are also held throughout the year on various aspects of bookbinding and book arts. Subjects include 'Introduction to Craft Bookbinding', 'Intermediate Craft Bookbinding', 'Advanced Craft Bookbinding', 'Introduction to Creative Bookbinding', 'Conservation Binding Techniques', 'Conservation of Library Materials' and 'Historical Binding Structures'.


The London Institute, Camberwell College of Art, Peckham Road, London. SE5 8UF

T: 020 7514 6302
F: 020 7514 6310
W: www.camb.linst.ac.uk

Tutors: Full-time staff and visiting teachers

Camberwell offers a range of full-time and part-time courses in Conservation and Book Arts, but there is no structured course devoted to the craft of bookbinding as such.

Book Arts (PgDip and MA Courses)
Full-time and part-time postgraduate courses in Book Arts. In the PgDip course which runs for thirty weeks full-time, students develop skills in areas such as printmaking, reprographics and computers and have the opportunity to investigate narrative structures, image, text and how they relate and carry meaning. The MA courses which runs for one year full-time or two years part-time offers the opportunity to sustain and develop a project from proposal to final exhibition.

Conservation (BA, PgDip and MA Courses)
Full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate Conservation courses in organic and paper-based materials including photographs, books, works of art on paper and archival material. Basic bookbinding, box-making and book conservation techniques are taught as part of these courses. The BA course runs for three years full-time, the PgDip for thirty weeks full-time and the MA course for one year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Director (BA (Hons) Conservation): Corinne Hillman
T: 020 7514 6424

Course Director (MA/PG Dip Conservation): Mark Sandy
T: 020 7514 6433


Greenwich Community Centre, Gordon School, Craigton Road, Eltham, London. SE9 1QG

T: 020 8850 9392
F: 020 8850 7097
E: gccgordon@another.com
W: www.gcc.ac.uk

Tutor: Peter Brown

Three terms of part-time evening classes for mixed abilities. Beginners learn modern and traditional hand bookbinding techniques using a variety of materials. More advanced students progress to full leather binding and book restoration according to individual interests.


Kingston Adult Education, King Charles Centre, King Charles Road, Surbiton. KT5 9AL

T: 020 8547 6875 (General Enquiries)
F: 020 8547 6874
E: adult@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Tutor: Sarah Grosvenor

Two terms of part-time day and evening classes offering bookbinding and book repair workshops for all levels of ability.


Richmond Adult Community College, Clifton Centre, Clifton Road, Twickenham. TW1 4LT

T: 020 8891 5907 (General Enquiries)
T: 020 8843 7921 (Course Enquiries)
F: 020 8332 6560
E: info@racc.ac.uk
W: www.racc.ac.uk

Tutor: Linda Harris

Three terms of part-time classes structured around demonstrations, advice and individual tuition. All levels of experience are catered for and the emphasis is on traditional craftsmanship and quality.


Shepherds Falkiners, 76 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AR

A wide variety of tuition is available offering beginner’s bookbinding courses and also paper making, box making and fine binding techniques.

Full details are available on the website.

T: +44 (0)20 7831 1462
E: jd@bookbinding.co.uk
W: http://store.falkiners.com


Studio Five, First Floor, The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 0DQ

A range of open studio sessions, short courses, contemporary practices and specialist workshops.

Studio 5 has a one year structured course in bookbinding from case binding through to full leather work.
New for 2008: structured week courses in most aspects of bookbinding and book arts.

Please contact Mark Cockram:
T: 0208 563 2158
E: studio5bookarts@aol.co.uk
W: www.markcockrambooks.co.uk
W: www.studio5bookbindingandarts.blogspot.com


Nesta Davies, North London (nearest tube Wood Green)

T: 020 8881 0881 (Workshop)

Professional bookbinder offering individual tuition in bookbinding and book restoration, regular short courses and day workshops. Contact Nesta Davies for details.

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Norfolk

The Book Studio, 14 Blofields Loke, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6ES

T: 01263 734779
W: www.thebookstudio.co.uk

Tutor: Judith Ellis

One and two-day courses.


Clive Bovill, Greenburn, River Lane, East Bilney, Dereham, Norfolk. NR22 4HS

T: 01362 860174

Professional bookbinder working in his own bindery specialising in fine bindings, gold tooling and the repair and conservation of old books. Part-time tuition offered for small mixed ability classes. Contact Clive Bovill for details.

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Oxfordshire

Oxford Brookes University, School of Arts and Humanities, The Richard Hamilton Building, Hadington, Hill Campus, Oxford. OX3 0BP

T: Ian Ross on 01865 793083
T: General Enquiries 01865 484951
E: binding@ianaross.f2s.com

Tutors: Ian Ross

These non-vocational classes provide an introduction to bookbinding, examining the techniques, materials and equipment needed to bind and repair books. Traditional methods are considered in conjunction with practical alternatives. Students will achieve an understanding of the requirements and processes involved in producing clean, neat, basic work. Students work at their own pace and are individually tutored.

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Powys

The Farthing Press and Bindery, Sarnau Farm, Sarnau, Llanymynech, Powys SY22 6QJ

T/F: 01938 590733
E: bookbinding@farthingpress.plus.com
W: www.farthingpress.plus.com

Course Tutor: Alan Fitch

• Residential or non-residential five-day Basic, Refresher / Repair & Leather Courses
• 2-Day Bookmaking Courses

No more than three students in any one week - allows for a very high level of individual tuition.
All basic materials and tools are provided for all courses.

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Shropshire

The Grange, Grange Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9DE

Contact: Rosie Ward-Allen

T: 01691 623495
E: rosie@thegrange.uk.com
W: www.thegrange.uk.com

The Grange is offering two weekend workshops in bookbinding, and two in paper marbling.
The workshops are held in a beautiful Georgian country house, used exclusively for one workshop at a time (maximum of 8 in each workshop).

Introduction to Bookbinding with Chris Rowlatt
29th April - 1st May and
30th Sept - 2nd October

These are two self-contained residential workshops designed to give an introduction to the styles and techniques of bookbinding.

Introduction to Paper Marbling with Chris Rowlatt
20th - 22nd May and
14th - 16th October

An introduction to the wonderfully creative and mysterious art of paper marbling, with an opportunity for plenty of hands-on experience.

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Strathclyde

Glasgow College of Building and Printing, 60 North Hanover Street, Glasgow. G1 2BP

T: 0141 332 9969 (Ext. 4413 Jim Vallance)
F: 0141 332 5170
W: www.gcbp.ac.uk

Course Tutor: Jim Vallance

One year full-time Higher National Certificate course in Fine Bookbinding. The course includes fine bookbinding, book repair skills, case binding, finishing and blocking techniques, gilding, science and materials, bookbinding design, protection methods, information technology, marbling and edge decoration and printing production processes. Students can continue to study for a Higher National Diploma in Print Media Management for a second year, with the possible progression to the third year of a degree course at the university.

Part-time classes are also offered in bookbinding. For information on evening and Saturday morning classes contact the Marketing Section on 0141 566 4150.

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Surrey

The Otter Bindery, Unit D7, West Entrance, Fairoaks Airport, Chertsey Road,
Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8HX

T: 07970 680112
W: www.otterbookbinding.com

Otter Bookbinding offer tuition for different levels of ability through the online order form on their website.
Individual tuition is also available.

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Sussex

The Old Rectory Adult Education College, Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex. RH20 1HU

T/F: 01796 865306
E: oldrectory@mistral.co.uk
W: www.oldrectory.mistral.co.uk

Course Directors: Tony and Sue Dawkins
Tutor: Jan Pickett

Residential and non-residential weekend courses, suitable for beginners, in craft bookbinding and making simple creative books and boxes.


West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0QZ

T: 01243 811301 (General Enquiries)
F: 01243 811343
E: short.courses@westdean.org.uk
W: www.westdean.org.uk

Bookbinding Tutors for Short Courses: Various visiting teachers

Short Courses: Residential and non-residential weekend and week-long courses in contemporary and traditional craft bookbinding and related subjects. Tutors are established practitioners and courses take place in well-equipped workshops and studios. Courses include 'Bookbinding for Beginners and for those with some Experience', 'Repairing Leather', 'Cloth-bound and Paperback Books', 'Handmade Books – Contents and Covers', 'Paper Marbling and an Introduction to Papier-Mâché Sculpture Techniques'.

For details of the current programme, ring General Enquiries on 01243 811301.

Full-time Book Conservation Courses: Full-time vocational one-year graduate and postgraduate diplomas in conservation of books and library materials, run by David Dorning at West Dean College. The graduate programme is for students entering book conservation after undergraduate study, or for those who wish to consolidate their existing experience in book conservation. The postgraduate programme is for students who have completed the graduate year, and who wish to study book conservation at a more advanced level. There is an option to extend the Postgraduate Diploma into a Masters Degree in Conservation studies. Students undertake extensive conservation work on books from institutional and private clients. The programmes also include practical bookbinding, the study of historical bookbindings, conservation science and materials culture, and visits to workshops and libraries. Entry follows successful completion of a practical test and interview.

For further details of these full-time courses contact David Dorning:

T: 01243 818239
E: david.dorning@westdean.org.uk

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Wiltshire

BINDING re:DEFINED, Marden, Wiltshire

T: 01672 851638
E: bookbindingworkshops@gmail.com
W: www.bookbindingworkshops.com

Tutors: Benjamin Elbel, Emily Martin, Lori Sauer

Our workshops offer a solid grounding in alternative structures that are suitable for a wide variety of binding projects. They are elegant bindings of robust character and strength and can be used as a springboard for further adaptation. Some are born from historical models that have transposed themselves into a 21st century aesthetic and others are new developments by the tutors.


One-off classes are scheduled each year, often with tutors from overseas. Please visit the website to view the current list of workshops.


Salisbury Book Crafts, Harnham, Salisbury.

T: 01672 851638
E: lsbook@onetel.com
W: www.salisburybookcrafts.com

Tutor: Lori Sauer

Approximately fifteen full-day Saturday classes a year offered in bookbinding for mixed ability groups (of up to ten people). Contact Lori for further details.


Shepherds Bookbinders, The Daffodil Barn, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Wiltshire SN9 5PF

T: 01672 851979 (Contact Alison Strachan)
W: www.bookbinding.co.uk/courses.htm

New Bookbinding Courses for 2009
Shepherds Bookbinders has established a new workshop, a converted barn in the village of Woodborough, where they will be running a series of Bookbinding Master Classes throughout the summer. Members of Designer Bookbinders can receive a 20% discount off published prices for these two day courses.

Tutors: Shepherds Bindery Staff

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Yorkshire

Leeds College of Technology, Print Media Centre, Cookridge Street, Leeds, Yorkshire. LS2 8BL

T: 0113 297 6300 (General Enquiries)
T: 0113 297 6439 (Ruth Charlton - Curriculum Manager)
T: 0113 297 6347/6438 (Mick McGregor - Bookbinding Tutor)
F: 0113 297 6301
E: m_mcgregoruk@yahoo.co.uk
W: www.leedscollege.ac.uk

Please contact the college for details.


Conways of Halifax, 48 New Road, Halifax, HX1 2LH

T: 01422 353767
E:
fiona@conwaysofhalifax.co.uk
W:
www.conwaysofhalifax.co.uk

Bookbinding courses for all abilities.

 

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