MIRANDA KEMP, designer bookbinder. LEIGHTON, Clare. ~ Four Hedges.
Written with wood engravings by Clare Leighton. 12.3 x 26.7 cms. 4to, bound by Miranda Kemp in full pale tan leather with hand printed and dyed back-pared onlays, and tooled foil decoration, decorative endpapers with original leaf prints in green. Small bump to the bottom of the spine, otherwise very good. Housed in the original cloth solander box.
“Clare Leighton's Four Hedges is richly illustrated with her own wood cuts, I looked closely at the marks made to produce her wood cuts, the lines and cross hatching, and have made my own version of them, along with leaf printed onlays on the front cover. The edges are decorated with an image from one of the illustrations using reverse transfer technique, and the end papers are prints of leaves from my garden”.
Miranda Kemp graduated from Oxford Polytechnic with a degree in Visual Studies and History of Art, during which she was first introduced to bookbinding. She has been a student at Studio 5 with Mark Cockram for many years. Miranda is also a keen printmaker using a variety of printing methods including etching, linocut and monotype. She uses her prints for endpapers, book covering and artists’ books. She was elected as a Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders in 2022 and has won several prizes for her books and her work is held in several private collections and also at the British Library.