Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Simple Binding: Introduction to Making Books

Having made beautiful, strong papers during the previous papermaking workshop, this bookbinding taster provides the perfect opportunity to learn about some simple book forms and perhaps make use of your handmade paper collection. Instruction will be given on sewing a four-hole binding, pamphlet stitch and basic section sewn book, all with soft covers. A variety of handmade papers and ‘up-cycled’ materials will be available during this introductory course to assist the production of individual outcomes.

PULP was set up in 2005 by Alison Newman, who was involved with papermaking and bookbinding at GSA, both as a student and later in technical and tutoring roles.Alison will be running the workshop.

The workshop costs £35.

Places are very limited. If you would like to attend, please email j.scobie@gsa.ac.uk.

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Creative Papermaking

An introduction to some of the techniques involved in papermaking and the creative applications they provide. Working to A4 scale, this workshop allows participants the opportunity to produce a variety of papers from plant fibre, such as Cotton, Abaca, NZ Flax and Kozo; and also to experiment using plant texture, inclusions, layering with colour and simple stencilling with pulps. Materials are supplied, but you are encouraged to bring items like small drawings, threads, text or other printed material to fully explore the creative elements and bring individual development to this taster workshop.   

PULP was set up in 2005 by Alison Newman, who was involved with papermaking and bookbinding at GSA, both as a student and later in technical and tutoring roles.

Alison will be running the workshop.

The workshop costs £35.

Places are very limited. If you would like to attend, please email j.scobie@gsa.ac.uk.

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Mackintosh Building Restoration talk, tour and AGM
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Mackintosh Building Restoration talk, tour and AGM

  • The Reid Building, 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow, G3 6RQ (map)
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The Charles Rennie Mackintosh building was severely damaged by fire on 23 May 2014, completely destroying the renowned library.

Natalia Burakowska and Ian King from the Heritage and Conservation Department of Page Park Architects will discuss the restoration work.

Natalia will talk about the library restoration and give an update on the current progress, with an emphasis on the hand crafted work.  She will discuss the work Laurence Mackintosh, Scotland’s leading manufacturer of bespoke joinery and hand made furniture, are doing.

Ian will talk about the various finishes which were uncovered in the building, and discuss the decorative aspects of the restoration, which will have a big impact on the aesthetic of the building.  He will reveal the fascinating story behind why particular things are being done.

Prior to the talk there will be an opportunity to tour the building; a unique opportunity to see the work in progress.  Please note it is a building site and you will be required to wear hard hats and boots.  The tour lasts an hour; climbing stairs is required the there are no chairs to sit on.  Places on the tour are strictly limited on a first come basis.  

We were unable to have the Annual General Meeting in March due insufficient attendees, therefore we will also include the AGM.

 

This event is open to Friends of GSA members only.  If you would like to attend, please email j.scobie@gsa.ac.uk or call 0141 566 1172.

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