Guy Begbie Book Arts Workshops

Bookbinding workshops and Masterclasses taught by internationally established book artist, designer, university art & design lecturer 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.

The 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: Interdisciplinary Book Artist

Guy Begbie is an interdisciplinary artist, bookbinder & university associate lecturer based in Wales UK. As an independent artist he makes book works influenced by a core interest in parallels between historical bookbinding structures & architectural/sculptural forms.

He works in a variety of media, that includes traditional bindery materials, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculptural casting and film-making.  He uses non-linear narrative to investigate the book in transition from a 2D closed object to a 3D open and expanded construction. His works allude to spatial qualities experienced while making a passage  through both natural and built environments.


contact Guy Begbie


telephone:  01558685470  or  07989393015


Bath Based Workshops

One Day Book Making Workshops Held At
Bath Artists Studios

Bath Artists’ Studios The Old Malthouse
Comfortable Place Upper Bristol Road
Bath BA1 3AJ


Forthcoming Book Arts Workshops

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Saturday 9 September 2017. 10 am – 4 pm

‘Bookbinding Workshop: Various Configurations of Visual Narrative: The Expanded Sculptural Concertina Book’

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