Learning about bookbinding opened up a new path for me. I was a vet for many years, taking early retirement, before embarking upon a second career in bookbinding. I went from repairing old books, to the designing and making of new ones and finally to teaching the skills of bookbinding.

In 2004 I was awarded joint first prize in the annual Designer Bookbinders competition, followed by a Highly Commended in the same event in 2007. I have exhibited with the Designer Bookbinders, London in 2005 2006 2007 2008 and 2009. My work is now more directed towards the artistic side of bookmaking and to teaching, which I do with small groups in the winter months.

The Book Studio is not a commercial bindery. I am happy to help anyone who wants a special binding on a particular book or on one they are putting together themselves. I can also offer advice on where to get help for most binding projects – just give me a call. There is no charge for an initial chat. There is a small charge for a more in-depth conversation.