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I am a designer and maker at heart, and specialise in large scale sculpture and bookbinding. I love working with willow and have a great affection for paper sculpture, but happily take on other materials when the project calls for it! I like working on a large scale, and also relish precision and attention to detail.
I undertake commissions for indoor and outdoor events, window displays, exhibitions and installations, and celebrations. I enjoy working with communities to create work, and collaborating with other artists. I can work with people of all ages to share skills and create work that exceeds their expectations.
Check out my gallery for a taste of what I do, or visit my specialist bookbinding website at www.becbritainbooks.uk.
Recent creative projects:
Fine binding of George Orwell's 1984
Winner of a highly commended prize at the 2015 Designer Bookbinders competition.
Glow Wild, Wakehurst Place
A series of art deco style giant candles - lanterns to decorate the walled garden as part of this annual Christmas event.
Stand and Deliver, Hounslow
A giant bell to hold participants lanterns at the end of the parade, and be lifted into a bell tower as the finale.
Bird puppets and a giant growing beanstalk for their upper school theatre show.
Rugby World Cup - Dressing the City
Creating bespoke decorations for the city including giant window rosettes, flags, and banners incorporating student designs. Completed with a large scale flag installation on the city centre Clock Tower.
Chinese New Year, Jigsaw Menswear Manchester
A large scale ram lantern, created to fit their main window.
Urbano, Futon Shop Brighton
A large scale urban fox created to fit their main window for Christmas. Part of a trail of installations across the city celebrating the Burning the Clocks event.
Fine binding of Breakfast at Tiffany's
Winner of a highly commended prize at the 2014 Designer Bookbinders competition.