Case Room Press

Case Room Press

Philippa Wood

How did you become involved in artist’s books?

My initial interest came from when I organised a book-binding workshop for a group of graphic design students; at around the same time myself and a colleague inherited a treadle press from a local high security psychiatric hospital, so my practice was developed from these two incidents.

What is the focus of your practice?

My practice is located within themes of domesticity and seeks to examine the way ordinary, everyday and decorative objects lend personal meaning to the spaces we inhabit, and our subsequent relationship with these objects.

Having originally qualified as a graphic designer my practice embraces an interest in typography and explores the potential of analogue processes, including letterpress and the typewriter.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently working on a series of books as part of a collaborative project with Tamar MacLellan; the project explores found items unearthed within a domestic garden and considers how they capture a glimpse into the lives of previous residents. Two books of this trilogy have been completed so far – Recovered/Recorded and Kept.

My instagram account is @wood.philippa