Martin Frost

Martin Frost as trained and practised in theatre craft, then to book decoration and latterly to craft bookbinding. He lectures/workshops throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Italy and Holland and his works are held in numerous national, educational and private collections. He has been featured in many BBC and international TV programmes. As a member of the Heritage Crafts Association he was awarded Maker of the Year 2017, which led to the national honour of the MBE. He is a member of Designer Binders and the Society of Bookbinders.

Describe your approach to teaching.

My approach to teaching is to show students of all levels they too can produce a very special form of bookart that will amuse (even astound) their friends

What inspires your own work?

Even after 3500 paintings I am still amused that a detailed painstaking painting can be made to dissappear and re-appear by magic. I am dedicated to enabling this 'endangered craft' to continue and thrive.

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