The AGM took place on Saturday 9th April 2022 at Gambier Parry Hall, Highnam and it was great to see so many members.
First we had our business meeting and voted in a couple of new committee members, then we enjoyed tea and cake together. We thanked Sue G for her commitment as chair over the past few years. Our new chair is Wendy and our new membership secretary is Sara W.
This year’s speaker was the renowned Martin Frost who does the most amazing fore-edge painting on books. (see his website). He gave a very interesting talk about his career in binding and fore-edge illustration. He paints on the splayed pages of a book so that there is only a tiny strip of paint on on the outer edge of the face of each page. When the book is closed the painting is invisible.
The Workshop Wonders competition was judged by Martin, and he chose a small painting with text by Alison A, congratulations to Alison.