hand-made books

I've studied artist's book-making for a few years, first with Lin Charlston and Sarah Bryant, and continuing in depth on the one-year artist's bookmaking course at Spike Island, Bristol run by Angie Butler.

 

I particularly enjoy exploring interplay of poetry/song text with print and photographic image within bookmaking. My interest for now is in experimenting with content within simple structures, but I'm looking forward to delving into more complex stitching and folding techniques in the future.

 

Below are images of most of the books I've made. Some are available for purchase, others are one-off projects.

 

For more information on any book, or if you're interested in buying, please click on the image.

 

 

Forsaken: reflections on abandonment
Poetry and photographs; part of an exhibition (Forsaken).
Of tide and time
Photography and poetry from a stay in Rackwick; part of an exhibition (Of tide and time)
A glimpse of Stromness
Photographs of Stromness, Orkney
Ember
Winter-themed poetry with photographs.
Solace
Screenprinted book of a song text with photographs and line drawing.
The cold dancer
Hand-printed images with text of a poem by Orkney poet George Mackay Brown
Notebooks
Range of hand-stitched blank books. Four designs, two sizes.
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