Tell us what you do in one sentence...
The Wyvern Bindery binds bespoke books beautifully.
What sparked your interest in book arts, and how did your career develop?
In the Seventies, I worked in a second-hand book shop in Hay on Wye and found old books intriguing. After spending a year at the London College of printing, learning Craft Book Binding, I was hooked. I spent five years learning my craft in a large manufacturing bindery. After another five years at Collis, Bird and Withey, I set up the Wyvern with Hannah More and Rosie Gray.
What's the history of Wyvern Bindery?
Founded in 1990, we started in tiny workshop in Clerkenwell Close and after five years moved to Clerkenwell Road, where we have flourished. Over the last 27 years, we have trained over 30 binders, many of whom have left to start their binderies all over the world.