Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  book arts room

Making Books: Binding, Pages, Covers and Cuts

this course has now finished !

we have included feedback from the course delegates below:

"The best aspect of the course was The Hand making and the number of books we were able to make"


"The tutor was excellent, engaging, informative, thorough and very helpful"

"It is great when I am learning new techniques but above all when you get to put them into practice and make a new book each week"

"How would you rate the tutor? 10 out of 10 - I felt very supported throughout. Her passion really comes across and i felt it was made very clear and easy to follow. She was approachable, friendly and patient"


The book is a viable, visual medium that is perhaps the most intimate, easily accessible and portable of all the art forms.  This evening course offers an introduction to bookmaking: by looking at hard copy examples and following step by step demonstrations covering different techniques - such as simple pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab bound books, a cut-page book, making a sculpted case bound cover, to a French sewn flatback binding. Perfect for those who have little or no experience in book-binding and artists’ books, or just need a refresher.

Angie is a multi-disciplinary artist, and current letterpress & artists’ books intern working with Sarah Bodman & Tom Sowden in Book Arts Research at The Centre For Fine Print Research, UWE. She holds Masters Degrees in both Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking (specialising in Artists’ Books) and Visual Culture: Fine Art.  She has been awarded two prizes for her recent artists’ books: the Sheffield Book Arts Prize (Student Prize) 2009, and the Agassi Book Arts Prize, UWE, 2011; Angie’s work is now held in both UK, and international private and public collections.

Over the past few years, Angie has been involved with various artists’ books exhibitions, symposia and conferences organised by Sarah and Tom plus collaborative projects and events as part of CocoLLab, with The School Of The Arts Institute, Chicago and The Minnesota Center For Book Arts, USA.

Find out more about Angie and her work at:

Any questions on the course content and materials to print on e-mail: angie.butler@uwe.ac.uk
Bookings e-mail Jesse Heckstall-Smith: jesse.heckstall-smith@uwe.ac.uk