The "clay books" started from a remark during my very first ceramics class, during the art foundation course I started in 2008. The tutor had us roll out a slab of clay and then said "Here are your clay notebooks" and we went on to impress patterns into them - a process that I've returned to in recent ceramics work. Very recently I've been casting folded book structures in porcelain slip, producing abstracted shapes; some have decoration inside the porcelain, arising from dark slip that's been screenprinted onto the paper structure, which burns away during firing.
Each of the Binders Keepers (tool rolls for bookbinding tools) contains some of my Travel Lines fabrics, screenprinted from lines drawn while travelling on London Underground and buses. The Binders Keepers come in unique fabric combinations and are ready to fill with your favourite tools. (Sewing Companions - for sewing tools - are also available; see
We are a small group of contemporary artists in Essex (UK) who share a passion for art and books.