Friends of Stony Stratford Library Talk: The St Dominic's Press; The Politics of Printing
Venue: Online via Zoom
Date: 18 Nov 2021
I am delghted to give you details of our planned talk for November - this will be our last talk for 2021. The talk will be delivered via zoom by Dr Ruth Cribb at 7pm on Thursday 18th November. The subject will be: The St Dominic's Press; the politics of printing.
Here is Ruth's description of the talk, plus some biographic details.
The St Dominic’s Press: the politics of printing
In Hammersmith in the early twentieth century a small group of makers came together in an effort to change the way art was made, and the way society was structured. Hilary Pepler, Edward Johnston and Eric Gill lived round the corner from the Kelmscott Press, and within a larger circle of makers who had been part of the Arts and Crafts movement. The connections they made there, and the things they learnt, led them to later move to Ditchling and set up their own community of makers. This talk focusses on Pepler’s St Dominic’s Press, its origins, politics and innovative approach to printing.
Dr Ruth Cribb
Ruth completed a PhD on Eric Gill’s workshop in 2013, focussing on the business of being a sculptor in the first half of the twentieth century. As the great-granddaughter of Joseph Cribb, Gill’s first apprentice, she had access to documents and photographs that made for a rich and detailed study. Ruth spent thirteen years at the V&A, and is currently a freelance museum professional, and a trustee at the Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft.
This sounds like a fascinating topic and I hope you will enjoy it. If you would like to register your interest for this talk, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send out the link to the talk on Monday 15th November.