Class No 211 – fee $420 + materials fee $90
Tutor: PHIL RIDGWAY
Class Full – waiting list applies
Projects for this course include a stub binding in leather; a leather notebook for single section notebooks with a folded slipcase; and a three piece binding in leather for a miniature book with printed content. Decorative techniques including leather onlay and maril, and eggshell panels will be taught and used on the stub binding book and the three piece structure.
Phil first took book binding lessons in Bath, England in the binding studio at the Bath Artist Printmakers. At the same time he completed a short course at Brunel Technical College in Bristol. From there he moved to Lyon, France, where he studied under Myriam Bassett, a former pupil of Sun Evrard, at the Ecole du Livres Jean Grolier.
On moving back to Australia he worked in several places as a professional binder before, some 10 years ago, setting up his own Melbourne School of Book Binding where he both teaches and provides book binding services.