Rare Notions by Phiona Richards
Book Sculptor and Paper Artist
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.