Each book starts as just paper, card and a large pot of glue, covered with hand drawn repeating patterns inspired by the landscape or geometric shapes; each one is all my own work. My designs are developed into multi layer stencils and hand printed using silkscreen techniques in a wide variety of colour ways. I enjoy experimenting with different combinations of coloured and translucent inks in layers, creating just short editions of each paper design.
The purpose of the book, its weight, colour and type of paper used for the pages dictate the size and type of cover required. I make a selection of sizes of books for different purposes: for watercolour painting, drawing or sketching including visitors books and journals.
You will find a variety of construction methods used giving each book individual qualities only found in books made by hand.
Books with coptic binding
concertina book with puffins
Sewn boards binding allows the book to lay flat on the table