Peter Stanford 2017-10-05T06:18:01+00:00
  • Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford became interested in art bookbinding as a result of visiting paper makers in Thailand and Laos.  Nearing retirement from a lifetime of office work, he found the time to investigate the intricacies of hand book binding, particularly Coptic stitching which has been in use for about 2000 years and allows the pages to lay flat when the book is opened, making is especially suitable for sketch books and Memory or Momento Books which can be used to record some special occasion: Birthdays, Weddings and even funerals, where the guests can record their special memories of the persons involved.

Peter has discovered a niche market with his “Boxed Books” and has been invited to exhibit at Sydney Botanic Gardens; various Galleries and other Craft Exhibitions and was a member of North Shore Craft Group for some years.

Some of My Work is Featured Below.

Peter Stanford

Peter has been fortunate to have the opportunity of learning from some very talented tutors such as Adele Outteridge, Jean Riley and Jeanette Bakker and other members of Primrose Paperworks Inc. Although he is particularly interested in Coptic bound books and Japanese Stab Binding, he continues to broaden his skills when the opportunity arises. He finds bookbinding a rewarding and interesting experience.

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Peter has been fortunate to have the opportunity of learning from some very talented tutors such as Adele Outteridge, Jean Riley and Jeanette Bakker and other members of Primrose Paperworks Inc.
He became interested in art bookbinding as a result of visiting paper makers in Thailand and Laos. He found the time to investigate the intricacies of hand bookbinding, particularly Coptic stitching which has been in use for about 2000 years and allows pages to lay flat when the book is opened. This makes it especially suitable for sketchbooks and memory or memento books, which can be used to record a special occasion – birthdays, weddings and even funerals, where the guests can record their special memories of the persons involved.
Although he is particularly interested in Coptic bound books and Japanese Stab Binding, he continues to broaden his skills when the opportunity arises.
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Meet with Peter Stanford at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 12 - 13 NOV 2016

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans... All on a meandering country drive...
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