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Annie Kerr

Annie Kerr
Category Paper and books
Listing date December 13, 2017

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Artist's description

I design and make pocketbooks and limited edition booklets in a range of designs colours and sizes. My best seller is a 4x4inch pocketbook designed to fit perfectly into your jeans pocket. They are tactile, practical and made from beautiful materials just waiting for your creative ideas.

All my books are made in small batches, as one-off orders and commissions. Most have concertina style pages and fold flat for writing, sketching, drawing, notes and memos and as inspiration catchers for creative ideas. The pages are made from Fabriano Tiziano paper, which is suitable for watercolour, ink, pastel and collage and smooth enough for ordinary pens.

I test all my designs on walking, writing and sketching trips where they are subjected to wind and weather, the scratchings of twig pens and brushes made from found objects.

I also create limited edition books of prose, poetry and original artwork.

My first open house show in May 2017 was a happy success where I sold more than 40 books and enjoyed connecting with the other artists showing there. I had the opportunity to build on this success in December 2017 with 2 Pop-up stalls in Brighton, which brought more sales and one-off commissions. I'm looking forward to showing my work in May 2018, which will include original artwork in addition to my handmade books.