A Brit born and raised in England......lived in the States for too long!!!
Now I live in Brixton! Love it!
Degree in 3D Design,(Jewellery Silversmithing) Loughborough.
Since early 90's I have been a papermaker/bookmaker/educator in California and Minnesota. In September 2008 I will be at Camberwell College of Arts (London) on the MA Book Arts course.
MA Book Arts finished.....
Followed by the Post-Graduate Cert. for teaching in Higher Education course at University of the Arts London.
Hallo Mandy, Good to see the images of your finished work at Camberwell. Since my brief time there, I have started a PhD back here in Sydney. I have just returned from another residency, in Tokyo. There I learned Japanese papermaking, which I would like to continue here; wish you were around to give me some pointers!
Congratulations on going for the MA.
If there is one piece of advice I could give about Camberwell it is to remember that you make the experience what it is. The less you participate the less you will get from it. The students I know who did the minimum where the ones complaining that they weren't getting as much from the course as they expected.
Pay attention to the art world in London and the UK while you are here to see what shows are on and try to go see something every week and post show invites in the studio to get others interested. Attend all the colloquiums, seminars and guest speaker events you hear about. Volunteer to do the book fairs and look at all the work there and meet established book artists. While you are a student you can get permission to be a reader at the British Library (ask the Camberwell librarian) and you can take evening courses on bookbinding and printmaking very cheaply at LCC (make enquiries, you may not be told until after the courses have started). Make time for regular visits to the V&A Artists’ Book collection and the Tate collection. Collaborate with the other students if you can at all (they will be your network after you graduate). Use the whole college (printmaking, etc), and be sure to make use of the wonderful letterpress facilities that are the focus of the Book Arts department.
I am sure things have changed in the four years since I left (I know they have moved Book Arts down to Wilson Road, for instance) but the main point I am making will still be the same.
Come introduce yourself to me at one of the book fairs and let me know how you are getting on.
All the best,
Wow Camberwell,!!!................ perhaps you have moved over to London already ?? I know Camberwell, through a friend who was doing a course there , ( M A Printmaking) "Mandy Wan "from Hong Kong, I really liked her work, she had trained in ceramics before she joined our course at Wimbledon.
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Actually there were three of them whom I had met on the MA Print at Wimbledon and they transferred over to Camberwell. Another was Nick Devison who is now head of Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University, and Susan Short ( again Susan seems to have disappeared).
Anyway hope you have a good year( or two) there? . Are you doing part or full time? I imagine Paul Cauldwell is still head of department there ( actually he is printmaking and you are going to be doing Book Arts- silly me!).
Anyway it will be interesting to hear how you get on. Its a fantastic place for bookarts and print so you should have a great time!!
The exhibition presents two connected bodies of material: a survey of artists’ books by Australian painter, sculptor and bookmaker Robert Jacks (1942-2014), and an extensive selection of publications drawn from Jacks’ own collection, many of which were purchased from Printed Matter in the early years of the organization.
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