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Ann Thornton


Ann Thornton attended adult education courses at Bolt Court under the tuition of Sally Lou Smith over a period of years. As a bookbinder she worked with traditional materials and methods.

Ann was elected a Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders in 1992 and a Fellow in 1995. Ann’s work is held in many public collections including the British Library; Royal Library of Copenhagen; Royal Library of the Hague as well and private collections in the UK.

Ann resigned from being a Fellow in 2021, becoming a Former Fellow of Designer Bookbinders.

Antigone by Sophocles
The Allen Press, 1978
315 x 220 x 20mm
Bound in 2004

Ann Thornton 1

Crimson and beige goatskin scarf-jointed with beige and crimson onlays. Gold tooled. Top edge rough gilt. Japanese paper doublures.

A Classical Friendship

Ann Thornton 2

The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

Ann Thornton 3

The Journey of Thomas the Rhymer

Ann Thornton 4

Twenty-Five Shakespeare Sonnets

Ann Thornton 5

England England by Julian Barnes

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