Upcoming Members’ Event: Simple book structures for handmade books

As artists and photographers are increasingly looking for innovative and unique ways to present their photographic projects, this new Members’ event at Photofusion shows you how to fold, stitch and bind your own book structures.

The upcoming workshop is taking place on Saturday 12 July from 10.30 – 16.00 in the Photofusion Gallery. The event is led by tutor Clare Bryan, who graduated in 1998 with an MA in Bookarts from Camberwell College of Art, and currently is part of a collective of print and book artists called ‘FOLD’ and has been teaching at The City Literary Institute in London since 1997.

Gallery Coordinator Jenna Banat attended the first workshop that took place in May earlier this year. “As a practicing photographer with a great interest in bookbinding, I was more than happy to take part and thus be able to spread the word on how fantastic this workshop is. We started the day working with the more simple book structures that only involved folding the paper. However, from this we managed to produce several different constructions, from books that folded out, that had hidden sections, to just the spine of a book that you then slip the pages/photographs in to.

After a short break, we then progressed to using needle and thread to create some fantastic stab bindings and three-holed stiched books. Everyone left with a pile of handmade book constructions to take home, not before having gained inspiration from looking through a selection of collected artist/photographer books and some of Clare’s own works that she bought along with her.

To book your place on one of the upcoming workshops click here