We’re delighted to announce our Masterclass series of workshops for 2024.

This year sees a series of related workshops taught by Mark Cockram which, while they work as stand-alone classes, build up to cover a range of the techniques and skills Mark uses in his work. We hope you will find this tempting! Separately, in October, Kathy Abbott will be working through the process of creating gorgeous gold book edges with a Rough Edge Gilding weekend. Both tutors are experts in their field and we are especially pleased to have them as DB Masterclass tutors this year.

The cost for weekend Masterclasses is £200 and the one day Masterclass £100. Numbers are deliberately limited to allow for maximum individual attention. Bursary help may be available. For more information and to book please click here.

Introduction to Lino Cut with Mark Cockram
13-14 Jul 24

A masterclass to introduce, refresh and develop the participant’s ability in aspects of printing with Lino for the bookbinder / book artist. You will have the opportunity to explore lino cuts in a demonstration-led series of short modules, experimenting with process and application on a variety of different materials. Suitable for all levels of experience in printing.

Introduction to Letterpress Printing with Mark Cockram
21 Sep 24

There is something magical about hand printing. A new generation of artists, designers and creatives are rediscovering letterpress to realise work that is rich in both the visual and tactile. The Introduction to Letterpress class builds on the Lino Cut class and it is anticipated that the participants will combine lino cuts with letterpress.

Rough Edge Gilding with Kathy Abbott
19-20 Oct 24

A weekend learning the ancient art of Rough Edge Gilding from an expert. This style of gilding retains the look of individual pages, rather than creating a solid block, and adds a luxurious sparkle to your book edges! Suitable for those with bookbinding experience.