I thought I would begin the first post about book artists with my teacher, Lucy May Schofield.
Last week I started a course at Hot Bed Press called the Complete Bookmaker, its a 10 week course where we will explore narrative and sequence, form and content, text and image to create our own artists books. So far it has been a fabulous course and I feel incredibly inspired, if not a little scared at times because my use of the English language can sometimes be quite limited.
Lucy is an artist and book maker whose desire to make, coupled with a passion for the written work has made her a successful artist and a great teacher of book arts. Having published over twenty limited editions in the past seven years, Lucy’s work is held in many public and private collections in the UK and abroad including TATE Britain, Chelsea College of Art, London College of Communication, Winchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. Her work has a real nostalgic feel and the simplicity of the structures coupled with the beautiful imagery and words make them precious items that are accessible for us to own. You can check out Lucy’s work on her website and also her flickr account.