Arnaud, Leather, Wood and Crocheted Objects
It was while travelling that I came across the materials which
I began using the various techniques that I have learnt
through my different encounters and, at this moment,
discovered leather and its myriad of possibilities. I added
leatherwork to the sewing I already did and, very quickly, the
two were combined and developed. Next, I used leather in
conjunction with wood and crochet and a new series of
accessories with multiple uses was launched.
Endlessly on the look-out for new materials, I began to
explore the world of paper and books and embarked upon a
two-year training course with Anne-Marie Mamet, passing my
book-binding exams (the CAP certificate of professional
competence) in June 2015.
I work and offer my creations for sale in my workshop "Cuir et
Papier" located at Issigeac.
Creation begins with studying the raw material.
I bind all kind of books and also restore leather and paper.
Every book is unique and every work of restoration requires
observation, reflection and anticipation.
Philosophy Materials need to be used in harmony with their own
personality.The origin of the wood, the feel of leather, the
beauty of marbled paper or the caress of a sheet of vegetal
paper. The choice of a silken thread, what colour? requires
every bit as much attention as all the rest!