We've been catching up with Ina Baumeister before Book Works Workshop this weekend
Please could you tell me a little bit about yourself and how you became involved in artist books?
A love of sculpture, the quirks of language and the urge to contain them in book form brought me here. I was also an apprentice at Buchbinderei Mergemeier in Dusseldorf, a fantastic bindery and book art gallery, before working as a master bookbinder in Munich. I studied an MA in book arts at Camberwell Art College, London and have been working and teaching with Book Works since 2006.
What will the workshop consist of? What will we be doing?
The aim is to explore how a book's physical properties can influence the perception of it's content. To do this we will explore a variety of different binding techniques such as hard cover, concertina, pamphlet and potentially fold outs and pockets.
Students can have a go at several structures and then contain them in one case.
Do you have a highlight from the Book Works archive?
Gosh it's so hard to choose, there have been so many fantastic projects accomplished. The studio's approach and attitude that 'everything is possible' combined with an immensely innovative team make for the most challenging,enjoyable and rewarding environment.
To find out more about the workshop and book a place, please click here.