Craft Careers: Bookbinding

Careers guidance15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
First hand insight into starting and running your own business
An understanding of bookbinding as a profession
An example of how different jobs along your career can all contribute to an end goal
Gillian StewartHost: Gillian Stewart is a prize-winning bookbinder and business owner working from her studio in Glasgow. She was always interested in making and telling stories, and first discovered bookbinding during her illustration degree at Glasgow School of Art. Finding it hard to find training or employment in the craft, she became a QEST Craft Scholar in 2018 and started her own business.

In this this, Gillian will talk about how all the seemingly unrelated experiences that have led her here help in running her business. Ie, bar tending, working on farms, hanging exhibitions, waitressing. Every bit of experience can help us in the future, so we shouldn't be disheartened if we're doing something we don't enjoy at the time!

She will also cover a little bit about how I set up my business too, to give first hand experience of what it's like to set up and run your own business. 

This class is part of the Creative Craft Careers series with Heritage Crafts - a great series of classes for students who have an interest in crafts and want to explore more of the many career opportunities available. 

Satchel is teaming up with Heritage Crafts to showcase some of the nation’s most creative careers. 
In this live free workshop, Heritage Crafts will introduce students to two inspiring craftspeople who will speak to you about their own journey with craft, and how they have made the best use of social media and video to promote their work.

Denzel Currie is a Streetwear artist who uses the craft skills of rug tufting, hand painting and video to tell stories and create high-end streetwear.
Maisie Jackson is a fore-edge painter, who creates amazing works of art on the pages of books. Her videos on Tiktok have been viewed by millions while her work often sells out in minutes.

Join Heritage Crafts, Denzel and Maisie to explore how to progress a career in crafts by signing up to one of the webinars:

July 5th at 1.30pm - 2.30pm

July 7th 2.30pm - 3.30pm

July 13th 5pm - 6pm


Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

Anyone with an interest in crafts.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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