iBB Podcast #8.2 – Mark Cockram. Workshop Tour and Bindings’ Show & Tell

Our guest is Mark Cockram, a book artist, teacher, and bookbinder from London, UK. Mark is the owner of the Studio 5 Book Arts. This time Mark takes us for a tour of his workshop and shows some of his bindings.



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Studio 5 Book Arts

00:00 – Beginning of Part 2
00:27 – Adhesives – a hot topic!
01:44 – On collaborations with students
05:30 – Education, students, and empowerment
09:30 – A dyslexic bookbinder
11:30 – Beginning of the workshop tour. Why Studio 5?
12:07 – Equipment and the general layout
13:00 – Bookbinding ploughs, etc.
16:48 – Show and tell – Old and new bindings
17:56 – On the size of the studio
19:28 – The oldest tool in the workshop
21:13 – Finding a place for a board shear in a small studio
22:46 – Accumulating stuff for 17 years
24:03 – Buried Books project
28:58 – When damaged book loses its function (if ever)?
30:37 – What’s a book?
32:29 – Ceramics and bookbinding
37:56 – Smaller books and strange shapes
39:52 – Hommage to Joseph Cornell
46:08 – Kinetic sculptures and bookbinding
47:40 – Box as an extension of the binding
54:37 – Book worms

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