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guy begbie book arts workshops 

bespoke bookbinding

interdisciplinary bookmaking 

for artists and designers 

workshops delivered in 

higher education  



arts organisations





guy begbie 

bespoke bookbinding service

A bespoke bookbinding service is available with expertise 

in the fabrication of one-off books, slipcases, boxes & portfolios.  

Specialist experience in book production commissions for 

exhibition design, installation and artists books.






bookbinding workshops  

Book Arts Workshops and Masterclasses 

taught by internationally established book artist, designer and bookbinder Guy Begbie.


The book is perhaps the most intimate, easily accessible and portable of all the art forms.


The book as a visual medium can provide links and meeting points between art disciplines.


Guy Begbie demonstrates this, in his practice as a multi-disciplinary artist. 


Begbiebook workshops range from one day to five day intensive courses that include


both traditional and unorthodox bookbinding, altered books and reconfigured narratives,


paper engineering, kinetic book constructions and architectural book structures.


All courses are designed to be appropriate for people with or without previous


bookbinding experience. Masterclasses are delivered in the context of


continuing professional development.


Courses are limited to 15 participants.




Guy Begbie is an interdisciplinary artist, bookbinder & university associate lecturer. 

As an artist, he makes book works influenced by a core interest in parallels 

between historical bookbinding structures & architectural forms. 

He works in a variety of media, that includes traditional bindery materials, 

drawing, painting, printmaking, sculptural casting and filmmaking.  

His work uses non-linear narrative to investigate the book in transition from 

2D to 3D, alluding to spatial qualities in ancient & modern sites & buildings.

contact: guy begbie




telephone:  01558685470  or  07989393015 




further workshop information 



The Next One Day Duration Independent Begbie Book Making Workshops 

are to be held at.....

Bath Artists' Studios  on 25th September and the 23rd October 2016 

Sunday 25th September 2016 

10.30am – 4.30pmCourse Fee £40  (includes all materials)

The Drum Leaf Binding with Hard Cover Boards

Sunday 23rd October 2016

10.30am – 4.30pmCourse Fee £40  (includes all materials)

The Secret Belgian Binding With Hard Back Cover Boards

These workshops are designed for participants 

with or without bookbinding experience.

For further information….(View)





BOOKSCAPE    2015 …….view

A Short Film

A Kaleidoscopic excavation of book structures and cast artefacts. 

The book as a contained, time based, structural environment. 

The juxtaposition of pliant and hardened 

solid material (paper and cement).

First public screening made at The Society of Bookbinders Conference 2015,

Keele University, UK (August 2015), during a presentation 

given on Non-Linear Narrative Page Structures 

& Sculptural Book Forms.





Orange Rumba  2012  .......view

A Short Film made of a book intervention

First public screening given at

The Artists' Book Market at BALTIC, 

Newcastle, UK (December 2014) in the cinema space. 


current exhibitions  ..............view












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