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The Repair Shop: LIFE IN THE BARN: The Inside Stories from the Experts

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A series of 25 watercolours by Emily Sutton, depicting her interest in Victorian transfer-printed ceramics (plates, mugs and jugs) found on her dresser. Harmatan goatskin, J & J Jeffery endpapers. Each flower design built up from a combination of hand tools.

The first ‘poem-by-way-of-a-preface’ implies that this book is a three-way collaboration of the words (the poet’s) and the images (the engraver’s) and the space between (the printer/designer).Born in 1983, Sutton grew up in North Yorkshire. She studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a BA in 2008. She has illustrated books for the V&A Museum, Faber&Faber, Random House, Penguin and Walker Books and undertaken commissions for brands such as Fortnum & Mason and Betty’s of Harrogate. Her most recent publication is a collaboration with Paddington Bear author, Michael Bond, The Tale of the Castle Mice.

He was also one of the twenty five distinguished winners of the 2017 Designer Bookbinder International Competition, and he won the Sussex Lustreware tooling mug in 2019. He has won numerous prizes for his binding work in the Designer Bookbinders Annual Competition including: The Ted Womersley Award (1993), The Hewits Prize (1995), Highly Commended (1995 and 1996), The Elizabeth Greenhill Award (1995, 2000, 2002 and 2003), Finishing Prize (1994, 1996, 1997 and 2000).

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