First Decade Interview with Faith Shannon
Digital sound file of First Deacde interview with Faith Shannon, 00:44:32.
Designer bookbinder Faith Shannon details the intricacies of bookbinding in this 2015 First Decade interview, providing an interesting insight into the thought process and technical procedures behind a work such as Alice in Wonderland, held in the Crafts Council Collection (B5.1, B5.2). Playfully describing bookbinding as a “control freak of a craft”, Shannon talks to Lin about the challenges of creating art for other people’s literature; working around the story of the book, the functional action (it is meant to be read) and the material composition. She highlights the difficulties of material conservation, reflects on her past works and early determination in reviving the craft, and comments on the current “anachronistic” state of bookbinding.