Thursday 28 April 2016

Punk An A to Z...

Punk is really coming along. The colours explode off the book.

Tuesday 26 April 2016


The Front board nears completion. With only a few days to go before the Designer Bookbinders Covered Exhibition . I am beginning to to feel the edge. It will be finished and for sale.

From the very start of this binding I have enjoyed every process. When I discard the conventions and traditional materials of "fine" or "design" bookbinding, I open a new palette of design opportunities and methods of expression. I work with my craft and technique. They are my tools that allow me to create my art.

Monday 25 April 2016

Society of Bookbinders. Accredited Society of Bookbinders Teacher.

I am delighted to be able to post this... the first Certificate of Validation to be issued by the society.

Thursday 21 April 2016

Punk an A to Z

Really enjoying the moment.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

PUNK A to Z A, the 7".

PUNK.. A to Z and A is for? Half way, or thereabouts, making a 7" record sleeve...
 The idea is to work with real objects, either to re-use or make from scratch... In this case a little of both.
 Now for the placement.

Tuesday 19 April 2016

PUNK... Work in progress.

PUNK. Just to show my working style. Though I have an overall idea of how the finished work will appear, I still have to work out who, what, how and when. I have to be fluid in my approach whilst still keep my eye on the goal. So still very much work in progress.


I intend to try to capture some of the colour and vibrancy that captured my youth. 
  I have always enjoyed working with collage and bri collage. I did some when I was at college but I suppose it was knocked out of me by having to jump through hoops to get various qualifications.
 I think that with the passing of friends and understanding the fragility of life and how short it can be, I want to do what I feel is correct for me.
 Having thought about what I want to bind and that I work now not 100 years ago means that I can explore more modern... dare one say contemporary solutions to my work.
 Freedom is to be worked for.
I have nothing to prove to anyone except me. Perhaps I am the most difficult to prove anything to.

Thursday 14 April 2016