at The Daffodil Barn, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Near Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5PF
Telephone 01672 851979
Tuesday 29h and 30th March 2011 - £245.00 (inc.Vat)
Dan studied Paper Conservation at Camberwell College between 1992 and 1995. He went on to work at the College of Arms between 1995 and 1999 and began working with Shepherds thereafter. He runs our Conservation department and is an expert restorer of books and leather items, and renowned binder and finisher of period bindings. Danís impressive skills display a sympathetic artistry that few can match. He presently teaches Book Conservation one day a week at Camberwell College.
He won the prestigious Arthur Johnson medal at the Designer Bookbinders annual bookbinding competition in 2009 and the Bernard Middleton prize for gold finishing in 2010.
On this course Dan will teach you how to repair and reback a leather binding, including removing an existing spine, preparing a new leather spine and dying it, repairing endpaper joints, mending corners and refurbishing the leather. He will also demonstrate how to conserve as much of the original bindings as possible on 18th and 19th century books.