traditional bookbinding At Artisan Bindery
Bookbinding by hand is an ancient craft that has developed over centuries to what we see today in mass produced paperback and hard cover books.
The techniques for hand bound books have been perfected over the last few hundred years and for those looking to have something bound to last a lifetime, then artisan craftsmanship is the way forward.
If a New Binding is required for a personal project like a family history, a commemorative/remembrance book, visitors book, a collection of memoirs or any number of special occasions, Artisan Bindery can help.
Gifts like photograph albums, note & sketch books or the re-binding of a favourite novel can be done to the clients specifications.
Artisan Bindery provides a unique opportunity to learn many aspects of the craft of Bookbinding on a one to one basis
The hand binding of books is so diverse that it can take many years to master all the disciplines. At Artisan you will learn at your own pace on projects that you would like to work on, but you would gain a solid grounding in basic bookbinding technique and the various approaches therein
If you, a family relative or friend may be interested in learning more about the practical side to the craft;
and we can discuss your goals
- Artisan Bindery uses the highest quality materials, like traditionally tanned Nigerian Goatskin from Leather specialists Harmatan; specialist Bookcloths, Archival Papers & Leathers from Ratchford Ltd and J Hewit & Sons Ltd; Mould-made and Handmade Papers from John Purcell Paper and Griffen Mill; other specialist archival conservation equipment and materials from Conservation by Design Ltd (Click on the name of the Company for more information)
Handmade Bespoke Bindings to suit all special occasions; Wedding Albums, Diaries, Notebooks, Sketch Books, Personal Journals and Family Histories...
Limited Edition and Private Press Fine Design Bindings
Award winner and exhibitor in numerous national and international UK based competitions
A member of the Designer Bookbinders and Society of Bookbinders (both are industry recognised, national and international organisations that promote excellence within the craft)
Work in Private collections in the UK, Europe and USA
20 years experience
Andrew Brown - hand Bookbinder, takes pride in presenting a style and integrity of craftsmanship, thought by many to be no longer available, though still taking great care to work efficiently; Artisan Bindery strives to provide an excellent service and a commitment to the traditional methods of the ancient art of Bookbinding