Thursday, 16 July 2009
I hope you are enjoying finding out about the artists whose work we exhibit at Arts Hut, we have a number of beautiful books made by Rachel. She was born in Brighton in 1959 and studied Art, Design and Bookbinding at The University of Brighton, from 1977 - 81, under John Plummer, Faith Shannon and David Sellars. In 1980, she won First prize and Silver medal, in the Designer Bookbinders National Competition and was subsequently elected as one of the first two Licentiate members of DB. In the 2003 and 2004 DB competition, she won first prize for the open choice book and also, in 2004, the Mansfield Silver medal. She was elected a fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2005. Recently, she set up and taught book repair schemes for the Community Project Agencies, in both Brighton and Guildford and also for The Inside - Out Trust, at HM. Prison, Lewes. Since leaving college, she has been self employed, initially working from home, while her children were young. In 1992, she co-founded Bookbinders of Lewes, where she still works, doing general binding and repairs, as well as fine bindings.