Do you have any large altered books available for sale? Do you take commissions?
I currently do not have any large altered books for sale. When I do have an available finished piece, those who are signed up to my email list are given a first look and chance to purchase before I list it on Etsy. Commissions for 2018 are closed, but I would be happy to speak with you about a commission for 2019!
When will you have altered books listed?
I work full-time outside of book making and can only manage to create a few larger pieces per year. I also have to work very slow on the books to prevent tearing, so it is difficult to determine when I will complete pieces. I appreciate your patience!
How do you choose the books that you use? Why do you cut them up?
All of the books I use for my art are donated and discarded hardback novels, which I often have to repair in order to carve. I make sure they are not valuable beforehand. Many damaged, unread books end up in landfills or left forgotten to collect dust – this is my effort to both reuse and give them a new life.
What materials do you use?
How many hours in total does a large book take to finish?
Roughly anywhere between 25-40 hours of working time, depending on intricacy. I generally need up to 12 weeks to complete a book (the gluing portion takes forever).
How much does a large altered book cost?
Please contact me directly for information on large altered book prices.
If there are any other questions you have, please feel free to message Isobelle using the Contact Page.