Corinna Krause's Profile
I learned the skill of binding books and making boxes from a master bookbinder in my native Germany, before I established my own workshop in Sollas, North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides in 2004. It started off as a sanctuary of sanity when writing my PhD thesis on the translation of contemporary Gaelic poetry, and has since flourished into a combined business of bookbinding and translation.
My books and boxes are made employing traditional bookbinding techniques. They are covered with wax paper which I design and hand-craft taking inspiration from natural patterns of sand, rock and seaweed. This gives the objects I make a contemporary look and a rich and textured surface, making them attractive and sturdy at the same time.
The use of quality cartridge paper for the book blocks makes the books ideal for sketching or writing. The books…
- Born on September 15
- Joined January 29, 2010