I have always loved working with my hands and making beautiful objects. Many years ago I began collecting decorative papers that caught my eye on my travels without a clear idea of what I wanted to do with them.
Once I retired from my work as a library administrator and had time to think about what I’d like to do next, I started volunteering in a Library Preservation Laboratory. There I learned the skills I needed to make books, boxes and portfolios. Making miniature books led to designing several different styles and shapes of boxes, which I then covered with elegant Italian, Japanese, Nepalese and Indian decorative papers. Recently, I have discovered some interesting papers from Zimbabwe and have added them to my collection of papers.
I now make 17 different styles of boxes. All of my boxes are completely handmade from Davey Board, also known as binder’s board. The board is acid free and I use only preservation quality materials in my work.
One box led to another and in 2007 I set up a small business to show and sell my boxes. It gives me great pleasure to make them. I am delighted to exhibit my work on my website, so that others can enjoy my work, learn more about the beautiful papers I am using, and view a large sample of my work with ease. I hope that you will find my work pleasing.