Lucy May Schofield is a prolific artist who explores the historical craft of bookbinding and letterpressing within her work. Most of her books and objects I simply want to keep for myself and read when I get a quiet moment, but The Proverb Postcards (a set of twelve for £12 ) are just asking to be delivered to deserving recipients.
Asked how Lucy arrives with these wonderful objects, she answers: "I am inspired by an unrelenting desire to champion the written word, combined with a passion for paper, I make objects to house stories which might otherwise go untold.
In creating visual narratives, I lead viewers through intimate recollections. At the London College of Printing, I learned the traditional techniques of drawing, fine printing and bookbinding. I discovered the pleasures of typewriters, being lost within the pages of books and the secrecy of the relationship between a book and its reader. The themes explored in recent editions include lost love, liberation, salvaged letters, solitude, proverbs and dementia."
The work of Lucy May Schofield is collected and held in several major collections, in the UK and abroad including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tate. Her collection of miniature printed books and stationery (including The Proverb Postcards) is available from the Book Department.