Panel Discussion: Poetry and Illustration

Saturday 26 May, 4.45pm – 6.00pm


Panel discussion with Emily Juniper, Phyllida Bluemel, Lucy Kerr and Rose Ferraby.

presented by Guillemot Press

Emily Juniper is a freelance designer and writer. She has been working professionally since 2011.  Her play scripts have been produced in London and Edinburgh and Published through Atlantic Press. She has a BA in English Literature and Theatre from Warwick University and an MA in Illustration and Authorial Practice form Falmouth University. She is a member of the Society of Book Binders and, through QEST, was awarded a Cloth worker’s scholar certificate in recognition of her book binding practice. Last year she won best newcomer at the Society of Book Binders biannual conference, and funding through Cultivator to set up her own studio in Falmouth. She was delighted to work with Guillemot press designing Amy McCauley’s Oedipa and is currently working on a collaborative project with Poet & Comedian Tim Key.

Phyllida Bluemel is an artist and book designer based in Falmouth. She is interested in the philosophy of language - especially as related to nature. Her collaborations with poets include On Ridgegrove Hill (Atlantic Press, 2016) by Alyson Hallett, and Martyn Crucefix’s O. At the Edge of the Gorge (Guillemot Press, 2017). She has also published a hand-printed artist’s book edition entitled The Tang of Height (2016) at Women’s Studio Workshop, New York. 

Lucy Kerr is an artist who lives in St Germans, Cornwall. Lucy works with household objects, landscape and early film special effects to create photographic illusions. Her white ghost drawings combine sculptural and etched lines. She has recently exhibited at The Candid Arts Centre, Islington, The Framers Gallery, Soho and with Art.Earth at The Garden Room Gallery, Dartington. Her drawings and illusions have been published by Dark Mountain, Atlantic Press, Guillemot Press and Penned in The Margins.

Dr Rose Ferraby is an illustrator and archaeologist currently based at Cambridge University.  She studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge, an MFA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, and a PhD in Cultural Geography at Exeter University. In 2013 she produced Stonework (Group VI Press) with Mark Edmonds: an exploration of Neolithic axe production in Cumbria through poetry and printmaking. She won the Michael Marks Award for Illustration 2017 for The Tender Map by Melanie Challenger (Guillemot Press). Rose continues to explore ideas of landscape and earth through a mix of illustration, archaeology and creative writing practice.