I make unique, personal, and exquisitely crafted design bindings, boxes and other commissioned works.
My design ideas stem from both the text and illustrations of the books I bind. My inspiration is derived from a collection of experiences, observations from daily life, found objects and the natural world. I strive to improve my technique and avidly explore other crafts in an attempt to render visually rich and technically evocative bindings.
I am fascinated with contrast of texture, form and movement, and incorporate asymmetry and Earth elements into my bindings. I tend to work on one book or small editions at a time, and utilize a combination of traditional materials, found objects, with manipulated leather and modified decorative techniques to realize the final design. My aim is to craft bindings that provide a visual, sensual, and tactile experience.