Mark Cockram

After graduating from the bookbinding course at Guildford College of Technology, Mark Cockram studied South East Asian Bookbinding at 'Studio Livre',Tokyo and Book Arts at London College of Printing. Mark opened Studio Five, London in 2003. His diverse work is represented in public and private collections around the world and since being elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders he has been a regular Man Booker Binder.

Describe your approach to teaching

Working and teaching in the UK, Europe, China, India, the Philippines and Japan, has expanded my horizons.  When teaching, I like to provide diversity and combinations of art, craft and making. 

What inspires your own work? 

I enjoy blending the contemporary with the traditional to realise my work. Inspiration is found in every waking and dreaming moment.

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