My knowledge of traditional binding techniques and an eye for clean, minimal design ensures my work not only stands the test of time and wear, but handles beautifully and looks striking too
Megan Turner-Jones first stumbled across a bindery during her time studying Illustration at the University of Brighton. She immediately fell for the methodical nature of bookbinding, the strange tools and the satisfying but peaceful sounds of the machinery.
As someone who has always enjoyed figuring out how things are made, Megan was astonished at the way simple materials such as thread, paper, glue and cloth come together to form an object which worth so much more than the sum of its parts. Megan had never thought to dismantle a book in her mind before, and she was instantly hooked.
Since her epiphany in that sunny room in Brighton, Megan has worked in a number of binderies across London as well as establishing Novella Bookbinding. Through Novella, Megan makes a range of notebooks and diaries, completes bespoke commissions and offers lessons and workshops.
I’m a creative careers participant
Creative Careers is a gateway to a professional career in craft and design. Participants are integrated into Cockpit Arts’ professional working environment, while craft mentors provide aspirational role models.