The Mansfield Medal for the Best Book in the Competition

  The Annual UK Bookbinding Competition 2016 at the Layton Room of the St. Bride Foundation
On the 10th of November, the Bookbinding Competition 2016 prizewinners announced at St. Bride Foundation in London. This annual Bookbinding Competition has sponsored by Designer Bookbinders and The Folio Society.
There are several awards in the competition. The best prize is called “The Mansfield Medal” named to commemorate Edger Mansfield (OBE) achievements in bookbinding. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Mansfield
The winner is given the silver medal. (Incidentally, the current medal has designed by me in 2001)  
I have so many memories about the annual bookbinding competition and this year is the one of memorable year for the Jade Bookbinding Studio and myself. Delightfully, a studio member Mrs. Yuko Matsuno was awarded the Mansfield Medal this time.
Yuko is the experienced bookbinder in the studio and she already got several awards for previous competitions. Also, this is the first time that one of the “South West London Bookbinding Class”* students has submitted the annual competition. (*Please see this blog November 2015)
My memory of the DB annual bookbinding competition has always with the late Mrs. Lisa von Clemm who past away the beginning of March this year. She was the strong supporter for the Designer Bookbinders and the committee of the annual competition for long time. I still miss her from time to time. The new committee set up the “Lisa von Clemm” prize and it had judged by Ms. Stefanie von Clemm who is Lisa’s daughter and also book artist. I hope that the new committee’s future success and Lisa’s achievement will in succession.  

The Exhibition of the 2016 Annual UK Bookbinding Competition will take place at St Bride Foundation,
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ
11th November - Thursday 24 th November 2016
The opening hours are Monday – Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 12–4pm.
このコンペティションには多くの思い出があります、そして今年はスタジオと私にとって思いで深い年のひとつとなりました。今回は喜ばしいことに、スタジオのメンバーである松野有子さんがマンスフィールド・メダルを受賞されました。松野さんはこのスタジオの経験豊かな製本家で、今までのコンペティションで既に数多くの賞を受賞されています。そして、「南西ロンドン製本クラス」* の生徒さんがこのコンペティションに初めて参加をされました。(このクラスのことは201511月のブログにも掲載されています)


The awards ceremony at the Bridewell Hall of the St. Bride Foundation

  The awards were announced by Ms. Patricia Lovett (MBE) and Mr. Thomas Heneage

The Mansfield Medal for the Best Book in the Competition

“Through the Woods” by H. E. Bates / bound by Yuko Matsuno

“South West London Bookbinding Class” student works

(the upper shelf right book and the lower shelf right book)