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A joint exhibition of fine bindings by Fellows and Licentiates of Designer Bookbinders and calligraphy and lettering by The Society of Scribes and Illuminators at the Crafts Council Gallery, London.

Almost thirty years after the major collaborative exhibition ‘Fine Words Fine Books’, which showcased the work of Designer Bookbinders and the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, the two societies are coming together again in a new exhibition of work by society Fellows and Licentiates. Over fifty works of contemporary bookbinding, calligraphy and lettering will be shown in the beautiful Crafts Council Gallery in central London, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

The exhibition will take place between the 13th March and the 13th April 2024 at the Crafts Council Gallery, 44a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9BY. The gallery will be open from Wednesday through to Saturday (although closed over Easter) between the hours of 11am – 5pm each day and will be invigilated by members of both Designer Bookbinders and the Society of Illuminators and Scribes.

Purchase the illustrated catalogue here.

Many of the works in the exhibition are for sale – download the price list here.

For sales enquiries or to be put in touch with the binder or calligrapher please contact secretary@designerbookbinders.org.uk.

The list of exhibitors in the Covered.Discovered exhibition is as follows:

Jane Adams, Laura Jamieson, Miranda Kemp, Gillian Stewart

Glenn Bartley, Richard Beadsmoore, Jenn Belfield, James Brockman, Stuart Brockman, Hannah Brown, Lester Capon, Mark Cockram, Sue Doggett, Annette Friedrich, Eri Funazaki, Kate Holland, Angela James, Peter Jones, Midori Kunikata-Cockram, Tom McEwan, Kaori Maki, Glenn Malkin, Dominic Riley, Lori Sauer, Rachel Ward-Sale

Cherrell Avery, Juliet Bankes, Tony Curtis, Yukiko Fukaya, Sylvie Gokulsing, Jilly Hazeldine, Sue Hufton, Sally-Mae Joseph, Susie Leiper, Jan Mehigan, Richard Middleton, Mary Noble, Jan Pickett, Panny Price, Sharon Shaw, Cathy Stables

The below gallery shows the books and calligraphy on display at the Crafts Council Gallery during the Covered.Discovered exhibition.

The below gallery shows a selection of the bindings that are on display as part of the Covered.Discovered exhibition. Images of the all the bindings and calligraphy in the exhibition can be seen in the Covered.Discovered catalogue which is now available to purchase through our website here.