1995: First steps in bookbinding in the studio of her husband, Jan Camps.

1998-2003: Studied bookbinding at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genk,SAPK Belgium, first with Edgard Claes then with Jan Camps.

2003: Winner of the prize of the University of Cieszyn, Poland, for her graduate bindings

Workshops:

2001: Studied the decoration techniques of Florent Rousseau during the MDE-conference in Celle, MDE Germany.

2002: Studied decoration techniques in Paris, France, with Alain Lobstein and Michel Richard.

2003: Wooden boards on contemporary bindings at "Il Centro del bel Libro", in Ascona, Suisse.

2007: Decoration techniques of Edgard Claes, August Kulche and Carlos Sanchez-Alamo at the Biblioteca Wittockiana in Brussels, Belgium.

2008: Construction and covering of a bell box with Loek de la Haye in Diest.

education


2017:

Kant & Kunst: Schakels.

Kant in Vlaanderen vzw.

25 April 25 - May 7: Sint-Catharinakerk,Begijnhof, Diest

Challenged! set by our clients.

Fine bindings,, boxes, and bookrestoration with matching personal works.

September 16 & 17: Arts & Crafts, Diest.

2016:

Fotografiek ism Loek de la Haye fritzcatstudios.

June, 3: Arts & Crafts, Diest

Belgian bibliophile exhibition.

October, 2: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussel.

2014:

Belgian bibliophile exhibition.

Sept, 28: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussel.

2013:

The Endless Possibilities of Restriction
decorated bindings through time.

May 18th until June 23rd
A voyage through bookbinding styles and techniques
50 of their creations exhibited
De Hofstadt, Diest, B

2010:

MET6
“Boek Bindt Kunst”
april 09 – april 30
AntwerpBibliotheek Permeke

MET6
“Pages Reliées”
may 12 – may 29
Paris F Librairie Blaizot

MET6
“Buch bindet Kunst”
august 17 – november 14
Mainz D Gutenbergmuseum

Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2009.
February 12 – march 6: Bonhams & Butterfield San Fransisco, USA.
may 19 – july 31: The Grolier Club New York, USA.
DesignerBookbinders

2009:

SoB International Bookbinding Competition 2009.
August 29 – oktober 3: Antiquarian:George Bayntun Bath, UK.

Oktober 6 – november 17.: Birmingham central Library, UK.

DesignerBookbinders International Competition 2009.
September 17 – december 12:Boston Public Library, USA.

2008:

Oktober 12 : Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels.
Belgian bibliophile exhibition.

September 27 - oktober 18.: Sapk Genk, Begium.
Boek & Academie, De Ampersand "&".

September 07 - 14 - 21 - 28: Handboekbinderij J.J.Camps, Diest, Belgium.
Books 2 look @, 20 years of bookbindingj, 40 artbindings presented in the bindery.

August 09 - august 24. : CC, Diest, Belgium.
Expo 08/08 : exhibition with 8 other artists.

2007:

Oktober 11 - december 31.: Musée Gutenberg, Fribourg, Switserland.
IX Forum International de la Reliure d'Art, ARA

Oktober 5-6-7: Marché du livre de Mariemont, Belgium, ARA Belgica.

July 14 - august 26 Damme boekendorp, Bindings of the 21th century. Damme, Belgium.

February 8 - march 4: Centre Céramique, Maastricht, Nederland: "MET6" UNIEKenPAPIERenBOEK.

Januray 25 - febuary 15.: Vilnius, Litouwen: "Small - Large World".
V International Artistic bookbinding Exhibition.

January 19 - february 4: Nottebohmzaal, Antwerpen, Belgie: "MET6" UNIEKenPAPIERenBOEK.

2005:

September 19 - oktober 24: Londen, UK.
in the White Room of Selfridges in Oxford Street, Pimpernell Fine Books.

May 20 - oktober 9: VIII Forum International de la Reliure d'Art, ARA in Limoges, France.

2004:

"La Reliure - Patrimoine Artistique" Lille, France.

"Verhalen" Galerie Daelhoxent Eksel, Belgium.

2003:

July, august: "Genks Gebonden 2003” in the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, Belgium.

2002:

November: VII forum international de la reliure d'art, "FIRA"
in CC Municipal 'Melina Merkouri', ARA Athene, Greece.

July, august: "Genks Gebonden 2002" in the bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, Belgium.

June: Exhibition artbindings in the bindery : "Huizen in Kunst 2002", Diest, Belgium.

March, april: "Document en Boek", .CC in Boxmeer NL.

2001:

November: "Het Kunstambacht": CC Genk, ic SAPK Genk, Belgium.

Traveling Exhibition:
Enbotraine project:
Selectiion of 4 artbindings.
2001: may Brussels: Bibliotheca Wittockiana
Oktober: Rome: Academia Belgica
2002: september: Paris: SEMA
December: Madrid .

February - April: MDE tentoonstelling in Mainz, Germany, in the Gutenbergmuseum: "Meister der Einbandkunst-Bûcher der Gegenwart".

2000:

November: exhibition of the bookbinding competition: ' 2-Eros ' in the bindery of Alain Lobstein in Paris.

Oktober: organiser of the weekend for the book :"KUNST- BOEK +BAND 2000" with the bookbindingcompetition:"2-EROS", CC , Diest

June: Exhibition artbindings in the bindery : "Huizen in Kunst 2002", Diest, Belgium.

exhitition


2017

SoB International Bookbinding Competition 2017.

 Animal Free Binding Award with the book: Water lane.

SOB

2016

Open-Set: American Academy of Bookbinding.

bookbindingacademy

feuille à feuille

Selected in the OPEN category with the book: Feuille à feuille.

2009:

August 21 – August 23: Warwick, UK
SoB International Bookbinding Competition 2009
Prize: “Best Craftsmenship”
second prize in the category: “ Cased Bindings”
SOB

DesignerBookbinders International Competition 2009
Designerbookbinders
Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK
june 12 – augustus 1, 2009.

2008:
"The Elisabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2008": Edingburgh, Scotland,UK.
NLS, Edingburgh, Scotland,UK.

2007:
"The Elisabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2007":

August 12, 2007 : York, UK.
SoB International Bookbinding Competition 2007.

2006:
"The Elisabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2006"

2005:
november 9 - november 26, 2005: Pointe de Paris 2005, Librairie Auguste Blaizot, Paris.

"The Elisabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2005": NLS, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. "Overall winner".

2004;2003; 2002; 2001
"The Elisabeth Soutar bookbinding competition 2004, 03, 02, 01": NLS, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

2001
"Pointe de Paris" in Denderleeuw, Belgium.
Exhibition in Paris: Librairie Auguste Blaizot.

VI Biennales de la Reliure d'Art, Pêcheur d' Islande, Saint Jean de Luz, France.

2000:
"The Elisabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2000": NLS, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1999:
"The Elisabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 1999" NLS, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Winner in the category: "Student".

"Het Gulden Vouwbeen 1999", Diest, Belgium
Winner in the category: "Excellent in Design".

V Biennales de la reliure d'art, "Cyrano de Bergerac", Saint Jean de Luz, France.

MDE: "Schôn und Schlicht".: Stutgartt, Germany.

1998:
"VIII Grote Prijs van de Vlaamse Boekbindkunst", Gent, Belgium.
Prize Bronze medal.

1997:
"Het Gulden Vouwbeen 1997" in SAPK, Genk Belgium.

1996:
VII Grote prijs van de Vlaamse Boekbindkunst, Gent, Belgium.

bookbinding competition

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