Benjamin Gaheris Pointer
Book & Paper Conservation
Conservation & Paper
The Clothworkers' Company
Summer | 2013

Benjamin is a bookbinder and restorer, based in Bude, North Cornwall. The QEST scholarship helped Benjamin fund his Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Books and Library Materials at West Dean College, where he gained valuable insight and experience in bookbinding and conservation.

Since completing his scholarship, Benjamin has worked at Ludlow Bookbinders Ltd, and at Temple Bookbinders in Oxford, where he further developed the bookbinding skills he gained at West Dean. Benjamin has now set up on his own as “The Green Man Bindery” in Cornwall, where he creates luxury journals as well as restoration work.