How did you become involved in artists’ books?
I did my degree in Bookbinding and Calligraphy which gave me a good grounding in techniques employed to create a range of different bindings. I’ve exhibited my work at Manchester and Liverpool Artists Book Fairs where a shared love of book art has been an inspiration to me.
What is the focus of your practice?
I restore treasured old books on a daily basis. I love the thought that these books provide a window to the past while often going on to outlive their author or owner. In contrast I use decorative and marbled papers, leathers and bookcloth to create new bindings of varying shapes and structures.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m in the process of designing some little instructional books & kits to encourage others to experience the joys of book arts.