Workshop with the National Trust at Hatchlands Park
We are very pleased to offer a SPECIAL SESSION in partnership with the National Trust this summer at beautiful Hatchlands Park . This parkland is mentioned in the Domesday Book while the Georgian mansion, built in 1750 by Admiral Boscawen with architect Stiff Ledbetter, has been home to several interesting and historical families over the years.
See Shakespeare’s famous portrait, explore one of Europe’s largest collection of musical instruments, the Cobbe Collection, tour this beautiful and historical mansion and gardens while learning to make your own hand bound books. A great day out with a well made, beautiful book of your own to take home!
Workshop Date & Time:
Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9am – 1pm
Entry to the house and gardens, workshop tuition, materials and refreshments included.
“Learn the basics of bookbinding and create your own book. This session covers book boards, papers and cloths, grain, adhesives and pattern making as well as a range of specialist materials and tools to use. Learn reliable techniques for measuring, cutting, aligning, folding, gluing and pressing to produce beautiful, hand-bound books of sound and lasting construction. Students will complete one multi-section, hard cover book making a perfect sketchbook, diary or gift, all under the guidance of expert tutor Meg Green. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided in the price of your ticket.”
After a devastating fire destroyed much of beautiful Clandon Park we will be holding our Summer Workshops at nearby Hatchlands Park. You can still book ONLINE with the Clandon Park site or contact Some Odd Pages studio or the National Trust to reserve your place.
Guildhall Library Exhibtion ‘LondEnfold’
18 Nov – 13 Dec 2014
Book artist Meg Green has created a series of works inspired by the archives of Guildhall Library, the largest collection in the world
devoted to the history of a single city.
In a special Guildhall LIbrary Exhibition, these unique hand-bound books expand off the page and climb out of the covers depicting some of the more unusual aspects of London’s extraordinary sense of place.
Eight hinged folios, Index, Drop down panel box.
Each folio contains a detailed composition inspired by a specific book within the Guildhall Library. Discover the details of each book by matching the folio image to the Index thumbnail to locate it within the archives.
Look INSIDE the box!
Fold-out reversible pamphlet.
Inspired by the Broadsides collections of Guildhall Library.
Twelve panels depicting details of selected Broadside sheets within Guildhall Library’s archives. Each panel includes the Broadside archive reference number.
Open this book and SEE all the pages!
Back-to-back book with fold-out timeline and diptych.
Pictorial timeline of the history of Guildhall Library informed by Dr. Peter Cook’s 2012 lecture for Gresham College on this subject. Layout and artwork inspired by the architecture of Guildhall Yard and the Roman Amphitheatre situated directly beneath street level, access via Guildhall Art Gallery.
Evening view & reception: ‘LondEnfold’
Thursday, 11 December, 6 – 8pm
or register with Some Odd Pages on Facebook
“Guildhall Library Artist-In-Residence Meg Green presents ‘LondEnfold’ a range of original Artist’s Books inspired by the Library’s collections. Meg will be discussing books as artworks, and vice versa, along with some of the eccentric ideas and projects which fuel this unusual occupation. The presentation will be followed by an open reception where visitors are invited to browse the Artist’s Books with time for questions and discussion.”
An Introduction to Books Arts
Thursday, 4 December, 1 – 4pm
£45 Advance booking essential
“Discover a range of techniques and make your own books during this half-day workshop. Led by Meg Green of Some Odd Pages Book Arts studio, this interactive session lets you explore materials and develop your own ideas in Book Arts and bookbinding, perfect for creating unique artist’s books and for Christmas. Materials included, tools provided. No experience necessary.”
Guildhall Library, City of London
We are really excited about being Artist In Residence with Guildhall Library in the City of London this year! First established in 1425, the Guildhall Library houses a number of specialist collections and is itself a cornerstone in London’s great history. Can’t wait to get underway, new work for their archives, workshops, panel discussions and an exhibition. #WaHey!
Guildhall Library: the library of London History
Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London. The Library’s printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. The collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings. The library also holds extensive collections covering maritime history, business history, clocks and clockmakers, internationally renowned collections of books on wine and food, historic English law reports and British parliamentary papers and statutes. Some manuscript collections can also be consulted at Guildhall Library.
Special collections include those devoted to Samuel Pepys, John Wilkes and Thomas More, plus the libraries of the Clockmakers’, Gardeners’ and Fletchers’ Companies, the Antiquarian Horological Society, Gresham College, and the Charles Lamb Society.
Everyone is welcome to visit Guildhall Library and no appointment or membership is necessary.