Keith started his apprenticeship straight out of school at 16, working at Grays Bookbinders of London. During this time he attended the London College of Printing where he gained his ‘City and Guilds’ certificate in advanced bookbinding. With his apprenticeship completed, he stayed at Grays to further study conservation and book repair for another three years.
While on holiday in Canada in 1981, he was offered a job at a Toronto bindery, but when he emigrated in April 1982 the company was in bad shape and could not hire him. So with a little help from some friends, Keith founded Felton Bookbinding in the summer of 1982.
Wilhelm brings a wealth of European experience to our team. Born in Switzerland, he completed a three and a half year apprenticeship at Muller Brothers Hand Bindery.
In Stockholm, Sweden, he later obtained certificates of Advanced & Art Bookbinding, including execution of gilt edges. After working in both Sweden & Switzerland, he emigrated to North America where he has held positions in both the USA & Canada.
In 1969 he also completed a certificate course in Graphic Art Design. Wilhelm joined Felton Bookbinding in 1984.
Chris is from Aberdeen, Scotland, but served his apprenticeship further south in London at R.G. Scales bookbinding, and then later at Bookbinders of London Ltd. During this time he attended The London College of Printing where he gained his BTEC Diploma in print, planning and production. In 1990 came a move back north to work at a bindery in Aberdeen, and later while at Glasgow College of Printing he was awarded the Certificate for Fine Bookbinding and Book Repair. In 1998 he took the position of Head binder at Aberdeen University until 2001 when he made the trip across the Atlantic to join Felton Bookbinding.
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