I started my business after working for several years in the industry employed by Cardiff University Bindery and Cardiff Central Library Bindery. Prior to this I studied “Bookbinding, Restoration and Conservation” at Brunel Arts and Technology College, Bristol and “Bookbinding and Conservation” at the Further Education College, Guildford. These are recognised courses essential to gaining the knowledge necessary to deal with rare and valuable books.
I was also one of the early volunteer team members of a conservation project set up in Montefiascone, Italy. This was organised by the conservator Cheryl Porter to help preserve the late medieval library at the Seminario Barbarigo, Montefiascone, Italy. The library contained the collection of Cardinal Barbarigo and is important to the town as it contained a number of books printed by the seminary press.
Over the past fifteen years I have enjoyed being able to help families with photograph albums, collectors with first editions, couples with wedding books as well as businesses such as the Met.Office and various museums and churches.
Working from rural Devon I am happy to travel to meet customers or books can be posted to me. Either way I can then discuss and advise what work is needed and the cost.