Hannah Brown

About Hannah:

Hannah graduated with a BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Crafts from Brighton University in 2004.  She began studying Bookbinding during evening classes at Brighton University before transferring to classes at The Institute in London in 2005. She currently works from her home studio in Provence, France, where she is living during 2015.

She was elected as a Licenciate member of Designer Bookbinders in 2009 after winning first prize in the 2008 Designer Bookbinders Competition and was also awarded the Mansfield Medal for best book in the same competition. She has since won a number of other prizes for her work and has been featured in a number of publications. She is also a committee member of the Society of Bookbinders and plays an active role in the London and South Region of the society.

About Hannah’s bindings / work:

Hannah specialises in fine bookbinding and other bespoke commissioned works.  She works with a variety of traditional materials and found objects, creating unique and hand-crafted pieces from scratch.

She looks to utilise materials and techniques traditionally used in bookbinding, such as leather, paper, gold leaf and gold tooling.  Due to her crafts background she is also keen to incorporate alternative skills into her work including metalwork, textiles, printmaking and woodwork.  Hannah wants her bindings to be appreciated for their relation to the content of the book inside whilst creating a tactile object to be handled and used.

You can find further details about her work on her website, and her blog

Contact details:

Telephone: +44 (0)7740 082672
Email: hannah@han-made.net
Twitter: @han_made_net

Recent Bindings:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
By Truman Capote
Illustrated by Karen Klassen
The Folio Society, London, 2013
226mm x 160mm x 30mm
Private Collection, USA
Bound in 2014

Full Cover


The Natural History of British Butterflies
By James Duncan
Illustrated by thirty-six plates with memoir and portrait of Werner
W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh, 1835
122mm x 170mm x 38mm
Private Collection, London, UK
Bound in 2014 for The Designer Bookbinders Annual Competition

Full Cover

Mayflies of the Driftless Region #2
Wood Engravings by Gaylord Schanilec with Identifications by Clarke Garry
Midnight Paper Sales, 2005
235mm x 163mm x 22mm
Bound in 2014
Collection of Keith Adams, UK

Mayflies 2 whole cover


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