Grania Hayes

Grania Hayes

How did you get involved in artist’s books?

I became involved in making artists books whilst printmaking with Michelle Avison at Morley College. One day she suggested we should make books.  At first, I was reluctant, but I had a go and I cut vinyl shapes and printed a pamphlet book. That was a good ten years ago and since then I cannot stop. It is intriguing and exciting to experiment.

What is the focus of your practice?

The focus of my practice is telling a story even if it might appear to be abstract.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently working on cut, paste and photocopy. The resulting images are then made into pamphlet books.

My current project is using the above technique to tell the story of the people and animals on Primrose Hill in London which is where I live.