Anne McLean

Bookbinding and Jewelry

Artist Statement:

Welcome to the bridge between aesthetics and purposeful design. These blank books are functional pieces of art that lend inspiration to artists, writers, and people alike by giving each individual a creative space to place ideas. I’m often using nature’s architecture, textures, and colors to develop patterns that are incorporated into designs. Always dabbling with new art forms and media, I bring a fresh approach to bookbinding via integration of techniques and methods across media. While open spines are a trademark feature of Coptic stitching, my distinctive spine patterns are of my own creation, integrating my interest in math and science to vary the original form into a functional aesthetic piece.

Where to Shop:

Kairos Studios Website – online shop (http://www.kairos-studios-nc.com)

Instagram for News re Shop Updates (https://www.instagram.com/kairos.studios)

Cocoon Gallery – In person and online (https://www.cocoongallerync.com)

Piedmont Craftsmen – In person and online (https://shop.piedmontcraftsmen.org)

The annual Piedmont Craftsmen Crafts Fair on November 20-21 – Virtual! (https://piedmontcraftsmen.org/fair)