Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Saturday 23 September 2017

June 2016 – Miranda Campbell

© Miranda Campbell

© Miranda Campbell

Miranda Campbell’s beautiful book art, handmade books and bookmarks will be on show in the gallery until July. She tells us about her work here:

A good story collapses time, weaving together fragmented voices with contemporary images that fire the imagination and evoke strong feelings.

Book art adds an exciting dimension to storytelling, allowing me to combine language and emotion with texture and structure.

I specialise in beautiful handmade books and contemporary book art. My book art is based on walking meditations, and my original stories are influenced by nature and life’s rich tapestry – particularly, the delicate threads that bind us to each other, and shape our affinity for space and place.

I work with natural, found objects, such as wood and bark, and use traditional bookbinding techniques to create sculptural books.

About the Artist

Mirand Campbell has a MA (Distinction) in Art, Design and The Book from The Minories in Colchester.

She is a member of the Suffolk Craft Society, the Society of Bookbinders, and currently editor of ‘Single Fold’, the newsletter for the East Anglian Region of the Society of Bookbinders.

Miranda has exhibited her work in the UK and the USA, including the Codex International Book Fair (San Francisco), the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair and the Turn the Page Exhibition in Norwich. She regularly exhibits each year at the Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition in Aldeburgh.

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