Book Sculptor and Paper Artist Phiona Richards.
Having been brought up with a ‘make do and mend’ mentality I tend to collect and gather materials including books near the end of their existence to use within my work. I take my inspiration from needlework techniques which historically form part of a woman’s ritual domestic routine. I utilize redundant books and re-purpose them into beautiful tactile structures using origami, needlework and bookbinding.
Please be assured that all my jewellery is hand-cut rather than laser-cut as I prefer the imperfections it produces.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.