I’ve always loved paper, and have experimented with paper sculpture, paper folding and paper making. I like drawing and printmaking, and make (and sell) my own cards using my own designs, but I fear that my artistic efforts seldom live up to the promise of the blank page, so my main focus is bookbinding.
I started in the 1990’s when I met Maureen Duke. She taught me traditional binding and we kept in close touch until her death in 2018. I have learnt contemporary bookbinding techniques from Lori Sauer, who is a fellow of the Designer Bookbinders, and from Benjamin Elbel.
I started making tiny, hand-cut, single sheet vertical pop-up cards as a way of using up off-cuts from book binding projects. They’re a recent preoccupation. Each card is 2.125 inches square. There are about 40 designs so far, plus 26 for the letters of the alphabet.
Oxfordshire Craft Guild