After a childhood fascination with all things book, I studied Design History and Bookbinding at Brighton University, and have now been a bookbinder for more than 25 years. As well as making books for sale and to commission, I repair books, and work with a team of book conservators at the Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford.
I make sketchbooks, notebooks, journals, visitors books and albums using handmade, watercolour and pattern papers, leather, vellum and linen. Each book is bound by hand in my studio in Somerset, using traditional bookbinding techniques and archival materials.
I like simplicity in both form and design, so that the beautiful, natural materials I use can speak for themselves. I try to make books that feel calm and subtle, enlivened by areas of colour, pattern or texture. The tactile nature of a book is also important to me, there is something magical about the feel of a book in your hands and the movement of the turning pages.
You can buy the books here in my shop, and also at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey, the Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford and at Made By Hand Online. Contact me if you would like to commission a book for a special occasion or gift.