Welcome to another Muggles Market Spotlight for 2017! Today, we are delighted to announce the addition of new artisan J. Radford, Bookbinder & Book Artist to our second annual Muggles’ Market at this year’s Geek Gala. Jackie Radford took a few minutes to answer some questions about her business and general geekery.
I’m a book binder, and I will be bringing my handbound leather journals.
Reading and books have always been magical to me, able to transport me to wonderful places. I had no idea that I could make my own books until i saw a YouTube video on book binding. I quickly exhausted all of the DIY approaches to book binding, and I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted to really delve into historical book bindings and alternative book structures, so I studied at Penland School of Craft.
My favorite projects are the commissions that i’m able to do as surprise gifts. I love pulling photos from Instagram and printing special emails into journals that commemorate a special occasion.
I was a role-player and writer for 3 years for two different fandoms.
An irradiated animal from the Fukishima forest!
- Check out their website at: J.Radford, Bookbinder & Book Artist
And make plans to come visit them on Saturday, October 21st at this year’s Geek Gala