On Saturday I took advantage of a sunny afternoon and drove down to the Purbecks to visit Corfe Castle as I'm showing some work in The Boilerhouse Gallery for Purbeck Art Weeks. Julie Winsor kindly invited me to put some of my journals and notebooks in the gallery and I really enjoyed my visit which coincided with one of their regular Arty Bazaars with art, craft, music, food and drinks.
The gallery is situated on the steam train line and has great views towards Corfe Castle. Parking is just up the track and it's a great place to go walking.
Julie's gallery is light and full of treasures, including these feather mobiles:
There are also Julie's mixed media and folded sculptural book forms:
It was also good to visit Rollington Barn where I saw the work of designer and illustrator Kevin Williamson who I've recently enjoyed having along on my bookbinding evening class. I'm really taken with his digital screenprints of the Jurassic coast. It's a small world in the Dorset creative scene, and a very rich and varied one, too.
Dorset is a great place to live and visit either as a tourist or a tourist-at-home as I am. So if you get a chance, enjoy some of the countryside and seaside and visit Purbeck Art Weeks, on until 7 June. And do go along to the next Arty Bazaar at The Boilerhouse Gallery on 4th July. You'll find Julie's mixed media artwork, feather mobiles and folded sculptural book forms, ceramics from Rachel Fooks and lots more besides
Thanks again to Julie Winsor and The Boilerhouse Gallery.
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.
|A4 Large Portrait||12 inches or 305 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A4 Large Landscape||8.5 inches or 215 mm||12 inches or 305 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Landscape||6 inches or 155 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Portrait||8.5 inches or 215 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1.5 inches or 35 mm|
|A6 Small Landscape||4.5 inches or 114 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|One Size||3 inches or 76 mm||2.25 inches or 60 mm||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
60 pages of 130 gsm paper
|One Size||6 inches or 148 mm approx.||4.5 inches or 108 mm approx.||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|A4 Large||297 mm or 11.5 inches approx.||205mm or 8.25 inches approx.||64 pages|
|A5 Medium||210 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||145 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||56 pages|
|A6 Small||150 mm or 6 inches approx.||100 mm or 4 inches approx.||48 pages|
|A7 Pocket||106 mm or 4.25 inches approx.||72 mm or 2.75 inches approx.||40 pages|
8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|