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Kate studied bookbinding at London College of Printing before spending time at the City Lit and then at Studio Five with Mark Cockram
She has been awarded the Mansfield Medal, 1st prize Open Choice and Hewits Leather prize in 2006, Ash Rare Lettering prize in 2005, Falkiner Fine Papers prize in 2004, all at the Designer Bookbinders annual exhibition.
She was elected a Licentiate member of DB in 2007.


Jo graduated from Norwich School of Art with BA Hons in Graphic Design and Illustration in 1997, before studying bookbinding at London College of printing and studying privately at Studio 5 .

She worked as a trainee at Shepherds bookbinders and other various trade binderies in London from 2002-4 and was elected a Licentiate member of Designer Bookbinders in 2006 after being awarded the Mansfield Medal and first prize at the annual DB bookbinding competition in 2005.