Stroud Artists Books is a group that meets on a monthly basis to share work, discuss techniques and explore the infinite variety of what makes an ‘Artists Book’.
We have a monthly theme that members respond to, and on this site you can see archives of our work. We also take part in exhibitions and provide and attend workshops. Members have a wide range of interests including book-binding, print-making, fine art, textiles, photography, digital work and more. We meet at 11:00 am – 13:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month. Please arrive early for a prompt start.
Anyone is welcome to join us. We are a supportive and friendly group and love to encourage new members, whatever their skills or experience.
You can see the list of future monthly themes here.
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We have a new home! From Thursday, 7 October we shall be meeting in the Stroud Subscription Rooms, in the George Room. This is on the ground floor: there is easy walking from public transport, some disabled parking close by, and several public car parks. Meetings are from 11:00 – 13:00 on the first Thursday of every month. There is a map on our Contact page.
(EXCEPT) on Thursday, 4 November we shall be meeting at the Museum in the Park.
October – Spine
What is an Artists Book?
The term ‘book’ can be taken loosely. This can mean taking the familiar structure of the book, using a variety of processes to format leaves, folding, cutting, stitching, gluing, or combinations of these; or it might mean deconstructing the concept of the book altogether thus making it more conceptual than truly representative. This also means that some book-structures are sculptural in nature. They are usually produced as limited editions, or as a unique artwork.