Announcement Handmade books, Japanese-style and archival boxes, and portfolios.
Handmade books, Japanese-style and archival boxes, and portfolios.
sb975 on Sep 24, 2016
This journal is really great - beautifully made with good quality paper. Christopher was great to deal with with prompt replies. Definitely recommend.
SummerRT on Sep 19, 2016
Fantastic! Exactly what I wanted :) thank you!
Bookbinding . . . the preservation of lost time.
I have always loved books and from a young age wanted to be a writer. With a growing collection of poems and stories published in small literary journals, I read that Virginia Woolf wrote her diaries in journals bound by herself. It seemed to me wonderful that a book could have a literary legacy and also have the added aspect of the book being physically created by the author.
From that day on I was hooked. I gradually stopped writing and started binding.
So into my tiny flat in Hackney, London I brought some basic tools, boards and papers. I read widely, attended lectures at the Art Workers Guild, bought highest quality materials I could afford, made many mistakes and learned the trade of a bookbinder, mastering many styles of binding and branching out from books to portfolios and archival boxes.
Eleven years on, I still work from home but now in a slightly larger flat in Melbourne, Australia. In the last few years I have become attracted to the simplicity and beauty of Japanese and Chinese bindings. I use traditional Asian bookbinding methods in new areas such as making portfolios which are inspired by 4-sided Japanese boxes.
Even after the first decade, I'm still learning and intend to be a willing apprentice until I paste down my last endpaper.
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