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Andrew Brown - Bookbinder, started a Bookbinding apprenticeship under the watchful eyes of time served Bookbinder Paul C. Delrue in April 1989,  on the City Walls, Northgate Street in the City of Chester, North West, UK

After a few years honing his skills and technique, he entered his first Design Binding - 'A History of England' - into the Bookbinding Competition, British Library, London, July 1994.  Towards the end of the nineteen ninety's he attended London Road Art College, Northwich, 1999 - 2001; studying Art, Design and Photography to expand his knowledge of the creative arts, invaluable in design binding

 

Andrew established his own bindery - The Cheshire Bindery - in October 2001. He became an Elected Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders in February 2004 and has exhibited at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels 2004-05, The Ashikaga Museum of Art, Koriyama City Museum of Art and the Chiba City Museum of Art in Japan, April – August 2006. In 2009 The Cheshire Bindery had a move of premises and a rejuvenation, becoming - Artisan Bindery


  • Andrew has won numerous awards in the Annual National Bookbinding Competition and he has Fine Design Binding work in private collections in the UK and USA
  • A few years ago he was commissioned to design a binding for the Liverpool Picton Library to commemorate the 'Liverpool City of Culture' to mark the celebration of the city's 800 years
  • Most recently he has been commissioned by the Charity 'Save the Children' to create a visitors book in an arresting design style, this was unveiled at Buckingham Palace on the 90th anniversary of the Charity's founding
  • In 2012 the year of Queen Elizabeths Golden Jubilee, Manchester Royal Hospitals commissioned a book to be presented to Her Majesty on the opening of two new wings of the Royal Hospital

Artisan Bindery represents one of small number of artist craftsmen in the UK within the field of bookbinding who have been recognised by fellow peers as having reached a quality of finesse within the craft

 

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