James Brockman

I have always worked in and run binderies, and think the experience of working on books, both old and new, gives a greater understanding of materials, design and structure. It is a constant reminder of how our fine bindings of today may be looked upon and judged by future collectors, curators and binders. Fashions change in bindings as in everything else but good use of materials, design and craftsmanship is apparent, even to the layman. Therefore I hope that the bindings I produce as a result of the knowledge inherited from previous generations will be considered good enough to be added to the wonderfully rich history of British bookbinding.

Born 1946 Oxford

1968-1973 Assistant to Sydney Cockerell, Cambridge
1962-1968 6 Year Apprenticeship in Gold Finishing at
Blackwell's,Oxford. Studied under Ivor Robinson at Oxford Polytechnic

Recent exhibitions
2008 The Guild of Book Workers, 100th Anniversary U.S.A.
1972-present Exhibited with Designer Bookbinders

Public collections
The British Library
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Bodleian Library
National Library of Wales
Royal Libraries in La Hague and Copenhagen




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