AlisonWebbBookArt

Alison Jane Webb – Bookbinder and Artist

Winchester, United Kingdom | 55 Sales

AlisonWebbBookArt

Alison Jane Webb – Bookbinder and Artist

Winchester, United Kingdom 55 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Thank you so much for your custom over the last year! I have many exciting plans for makes this coming year.
Watch this space!

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Last updated on Jan 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your custom over the last year! I have many exciting plans for makes this coming year.
Watch this space!

Alison Jane Webb

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About

Bookbinder, Artist, Creative Adventurer.

Born in South Yorkshire, I now live in Winchester, where I now work from my home studio making books, alongside printing, collage and other creative meanderings, using my love of texture and pattern and putting combinations of these together.
I completed my degree at the Winchester School of Art, which was closely followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Book Arts and Crafts from the London College of Communication, where my passion for art bookmaking flourished. I love the form of a book and the potential it has, the power a book can have. A blank book is waiting to be filled, it is waiting for someone to pour out their mind, their thoughts and inhabit an alternative place for a little while.
All my books are entirely hand made; hand stitched where appropriate and hand finished. It is a process that is time consuming, but this itself, having something which is hand crafted, is as valuable as the materials used. Equally important to me is the history of the materials and the life they have led before I use them. Whether this be using beautiful book binding papers, Liberty fabrics or Tweed, all with a great history, or simply ferreting about and finding second hand fabrics and materials that I can re use and make a new story with.
Alongside the materials I use I also work using my beautiful cast iron book press for my book binding, as well as typewriters for some of my work and also using my 221 Singer sewing machine.
I also produce bespoke commissions, including memory/memorial boxes for precious objects and photographs and special one off journals.

When not working on commissions I love working on my own ideas, such as exploring the idea of the world in miniature, puppets and theatre sets or my much yearned for flea circus. I also have a beautiful rescue Lurcher, who helpfully sleeps by my feet as I work on my books. She does snore and whiffle though...

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    Welcome to my Etsy Shop! Today you have triumphed in finding a small corner of the internet which is serving as a comfortable gallery/shop for my handmade books and other eclectic works in progress. Here you can browse and contemplate my work and feel free to ask any questions and contact me for any unique and individual commissions and gifts.

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