Bookbinding with Mary Bartlett

Unlock the secrets of lead and brass type under the guidance of a skilled tutor


Choose from sessions on Tuesdays (2-4pm or 7.30-9.30pm), Wednesdays (9.30-11.30am) or Thursdays (9.30-11.30am or 2-4pm).

Spring term 2021 (ten weeks), starts January 5 – CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Summer term (five weeks), starts April 13.


Shippon Artists Studios, Dartington Trust, South Devon


£130 for each term, plus small extra costs for materials

About this event

Please note that we are only accepting enquiries for the summer term – see above for dates – due to the current national lockdown.

The bookbinding department has the capacity to enable students to gain knowledge of typography using lead and brass type as well as brass hand letters and decorative tools.

Students can choose to work on their own projects in restoration, artist books, boxes, portfolios or related subjects. There is a comprehensive library of reference books and numerous examples from non-Western traditions of bookmaking.

The classes are led by skilled bookbinder Mary Bartlett, author of several works including Inky Rags (click here for more about Mary).

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