Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Last Chance to See - 'Book Worlds' Exhibition at Museum Sinclair Haus Germany

Closes 4th February 2018

Contemporary artists whose works reflect nature and landscape keep returning to books and typography as a form of expression. Pages of script or stacks of books are used to compose landscapes, and natural materials serve to create book objects. Written myths of the creation of the world and human beings, herbariums and herbal books, poetry anthologies and lexical collections all try to grasp the phenomena of our natural world. The book as a medium with all its haptic qualities, and script as a manner of expression with many possibilities, have been taken up by many visual artists – especially in the context of the great subject of “nature”. At the same time, the destructive confluence of fire and books is reflected by contemporary artists. 

With this exhibition the Museum Sinclair-Haus turns into a universal library where very different artistic means of expression find a home.  

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Follow the Art Trail in Ormskirk Town Centre

A Festival of Tales is taking place in the small Lancashire market town of Ormskirk. 
Situated between Manchester and Liverpool, Ormskirk has a heritage of clock making, 
which has all but disappeard now.
The specially commissioned art-works on display around the town pay homage to it's clock-making history, and to the formidable clock tower, which has stood in the very centre of the town since 1876.


 Discover all of the art works (including my own), which feature Ormskirk's famous clock tower, situated around the town in shop windows, cafes and at the Chapel art gallery. 

Festival of Tales is open until January 2018

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Book Sculptures Book Now Available in the US, Canada and Mexico

'Book Scultpures' is now available to buy in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 
amazon.com

This is the first photographic book cataloging Blackwell's creations from 2006 - 2013. 
This monograph contains an interview with the artist and provides a rare glimpse into her studio practice. 
The beautiful photographs convey the delicacy of Blackwell's works. 
Case bound, hard back, with gold foil stamp to cover. 

Here are some comments about 'Book Sculptures', taken from amazon.co.uk

This is just the most amazing book, to think one person can make these wonderful sculptures and create a visual like you've never seen before and wonderfully photographed. love it love it love it!

Exquisite, inspired and inspiring. Magical. Perfectly executed.

Awe struck over the images. 

This is a fantastic book! The work is stunning and the book itself is really beautiful! It has slightly rubbery pages with gold embellishment and has the appearance of a very expensive item.

Orders received up until 1st January 2018 
will also recieve a complimentary 'Out of Narnia' greeting card.

Book Special Price: 
 $25.00 inc. p&p

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Greeting Cards



I have just added some new greeting cards and postcards to my online shop.
Postcards feature my popular 'Wild Flowers' design, and greeting cards of 
'Snow White' Woodland Cottage (pictured above). 
International shipping applies. 
Please visit online shop   

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Helen Hiebert's 'Best Paper Gift Guide' 2017

Helen Hiebert Studio in the US has compiled a 'Best Paper Gift Guide' on her blog, 
which includes my 'Out of Narnia' greeting cards.
Check out Helen's blog here

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Paper Cutting Workshop at Charleston House

Here are some of the results from the paper-cutting concertina-card
workshop I run at Charleston House in East Sussex. 





In this one-day workshop, participants learned about using paper-crafting tools, different weights of paper, and were taught paper-cutting and basic paper engineering skills. 

For details of my upcoming workshops, visit Creative Workshops at Charleston House

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Caring For Your Books

On Handling Books

Never take a book off a shelf by putting your finger on the top of the spine and pulling the book towards you – this damages the head-cap, which will eventually break off. Try and remove a book by either passing your hand over the top and gently pushing from the fore-edge or by
pushing the flanking books further forward so that you are able to wrap your hand around the spine of the book and firmly grasp each side. Ensure you support heavy books with the other hand underneath.

Excerpt from