This hide journal has 160 pages of Eden Grove Laid paper, 90 gsm, 10 sections and 2 flax end papers hand sewn with Coates barbour .
The hide (men's boot grade) is from the Tasman Tannery, Wanganui. I have blocked the word 'Journal' in silver foil. The natural skin has a tanning mark on the edge that I have featured.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.