The Artists

Lizz Tuckerman trained in fine art at Sheffield Hallam University and has worked as a freelance professional for 15 years.


I originally trained and worked as a scientist which has led to an especial interest in working across disciplines. This is my first venture into the academic world of literature and people who are just passionate about reading.

I love the old books, their materiality, the thumbed pages, the coffee stains of their history, and the changing design of material, typeface and illustration which make them of their time. And that time is actually my parents’ time so I am transported back into the 1950’s via the design of a book cover.


Dennis Tuckerman is an audio magician. After a lifetime playing blues guitar he took himself off to Red Tape Studios to learn music production. Dennis produces audio effects for artists and is editing the Reading Sheffield audio tapes.


Illustrations of Reading Sheffield artwork.

Portraits of Sheffield Readers by Tom Stayte