Join us at our sustainable design shop in West London to create beautiful stationery from rescued materials.
In this 2-hour workshop, artist Sam Petherbridge will teach you how to upcycle loose paper using bookbinding materials to create a personalised softcover book.
Never throw away another scrap of paper! Once you learn the craft of bookbinding you can replicate the practice to create personal journals, sketchbooks or unique and beautiful handmade gifts for friends or family.
Sheets of hand-marbled recycled paper will be provided, or you're welcome to bring your own recycled paper to use.
We will provide tea and treats.
Date: Saturday 30th October 3- 5pm
Please arrive at our workshop promptly for a 3pm start.
This course is open to anyone aged 18 or over.
Goldfinger Academy craft courses are led by talented local makers who are passionate about crafting sustainably. You can find their work on sale in our sustainable design shop. Working for the good of both people and planet, we offer free community spaces to those on low income wages. Find out more about our impact here.
Free community spaces
In order to make our workshops accessible to the local community, we offer free spaces to residents facing financial hardship. Spaces will be offered on a first-come-first served basis to participants earning under £19,000.
You can register for a free space by completing this application form and we will be back in touch to update you on your booking status.
About the maker:
Sam Petherbridge is an artist and designer whose recent creative journey began using one very common material, paper. This medium initially influenced a body of collage during his BA in Fine Art at the University West of England, and more recently has developed within the practice of-bookbinding, because it incorporates his two passions, design and craft. Sam runs a small business called Bōk Bindery and in the studio, is focussed on Paper making, collage, and drawing. In 2017 Sam Petherbridge was an artist in residence at Campos de Guiterrez, in Colombia. In 2019 he also collaborated with poets and directed a show and program at the APT Gallery, in South East London.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the course.
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