BA Hons Fine Art Printmaking
Tamsin is a Multidisciplinary Artist, Bookbinder and Creative Tutor, with a passion for paper, print and books.
She lives with her husband and their dog in a village near Salisbury, WIltshire.
Graduating from Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) in 2009 with a BA Hons Fine Art -Printmaking, Tamsin’s degree show comprised a pop up Art School, "TENT", participatory platform where, though creative activity, connection and conversation were the print works in participants’ memories.
Tamsin has been making books since childhood. Her first books were fairy books made for her younger sister when she was a little girl. Introduced to Artist's Books and the book form as an art object during her Foundation Art and Design course at KIAD Maidstone, Book Arts continue to be a dominant theme in Tamsin's creative research and output.
Tamsin continues to learn and develop her technical Bookbinding and design skills through practice and study with respected Designer Bookbinders and organisations. She is an associate member of Designer Bookbinders Society.
Tamsin is the owner of The Barefoot Bindery, making joyful books that are a pleasure to own, gift and use. Commissions for bespoke notebooks, sketchbooks, journals, and portfolio are welcome. She also offers a book rescue service for beloved books that have seen better days.
Tamsin has a mission to help people reconnect with their inner creative spark. Tamsin loves to teach and has run successful, project led, creative workshops for several years, including for organisations such as Art Care at Salisbury District Hospital and Wiltshire Creative.
She advocates creativity for wellbeing, having both a professional and personal understanding of brain injury and mental health challenges. Tamsin is working with ArtCare as a workshop facilitator for Well-City Salisbury, a NL funded project providing creative workshops for people with mental health needs.