Gallery & Testimonials

‘it really is a lovely piece of work, which one day will be a treasure of the archives’

Dr Robin Darwall-Smith, Archivist, Oxford


‘You have some really useful techniques, obviously tried and tested and some hard won experience which was great to see in practice and hear about, so thank you for such a useful workshop and being so generous with your knowledge. The polythene/Goldbeaters skin method is great – I wish I’d known about it years ago! ‘

Ian Watson, Conservator, Sussex


‘I just wanted to thank you for such an interesting and informative day at the parchment repair workshop you carried out. It was very enjoyable and will be directly applicable to our work at The Paper Conservation Studio.’

Ciara McQueirns, Conservator, Dublin


‘The experience I had working with Arthur was unique and incredibly useful, it was so helpful to collaborate with someone that has such a broad and deep knowledge of his subject and the fact that we both fully understood the problems in hand, meant we worked well together to devise a really ingenious way to tackle them.’

Dr Victoria Purewal, Conservator, Cardiff

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‘I did a course on bookbinding some years ago and became hooked. I was keen to brush up my limited skills but there are so few courses available these days so I was delighted to find that Arthur Green had set up a studio near Wallingford and was offering bookbinding courses for a wide range of abilities. I started a fine binding project for a text block I had of a limited edition book which is progressing very well after only a few lessons. Because of his background in conservation Arthur has a very methodical and precise way of explaining things, particularly regarding the structure and process of making the book. The studio is in a converted farm building in an idyllic spot, spacious and beautifully laid out with every possible tool and material you could wish for.’

Richard, Henley-on-Thames


‘Having been on a number of Arthur’s bookbinding workshops as a complete novice, I can say that he’s very well organised as a teacher, and his instructions and explanations of the techniques are clear and easy to follow. His time-keeping is also excellent – I’ve never seen anybody leave a workshop with something unfinished or had to rush to complete a project. The new studio is an excellent space – I’m delighted to see someone with such a passion for and knowledge of bookbinding, and such a willingness to share that knowledge, embark on this new venture.’

Helen, Eynsham

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