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Four talks on bookish topics

12th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


Stephen Glendenning: How Artists Have Challenged Publishing Conventions. ‘The Book: It is perhaps one of the most significant and iconic design objects of western culture.  Working as a conservation bookbinder and while my work is to preserve material culture, I am also aware that western culture evolves and moves forward by a willingness to challenge conventions, question the norms and occasionally break the rules!’

This lecture presents the findings of a two year research project that seeks to re-frame our understanding of the humble codex. Get ready for some surprises

Tony Mack: Bookcloth Production ‘Basically the talk is about my life in coating bookcloth mixed in with a little history of starch coated cotton and incorporating a brief description of how to make your own mix to fill your own bookcloth.’

Jill Sellars: A short history of paper marbling in Britain

‘I have been fascinated by the marbling process for years but have only recently looked into the  history of marbling in Britain.  In this talk with slides, I will show you what I have learnt.’

Barry Clark: William and Will Mellor

‘I have done a lot of research about the Bookbinders Trades Journal of the early 1900s and the father and son bookbinders who were the editor and illustrator. The son Will Mellor produced beautiful arts and crafts calligraphy, illustration and bindings.’


12th October 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sue Wood
07974 709664


Community Centre Kelsall
Chester Road
Kelsall, CW6 0SB
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