Pénélope, after graduating with a Bachelor in Economics and a professional experience in the fashion industry,  was introduced to French bookbinding under the instruction of prestigious teachers during 5 years at "Vésinet" school (AAAV, France). She learnt bookbinding techniques, book decoration, gilding and participated to many workshops with Ana Ruiz-Larrea, François Brindeau, Florent Rousseau, Jacky Vignon...... She passed the French official diploma for craftsmanship (CAP, arts de la reliure).

She won several awards in France and the U.K. and was recognized by her peers as not only a Master in traditional and authentic French techniques but also as a genuine artist. Indeed she has experimented with a variety of book structures and explored many ways to decorate bookbinding. More than bound, she offers a book scenography: she crafts as an artistic conversation with the Book. 

In 2011, she moved from her native France  to Central Europe - Budapest, Prague - and in 2018 to Brazil where she shares a bindery place with craftsmen and artists in São Paulo.  She combines, crafting for clients with travelling around the world, participating to exhibitions/competitions and sharing her passion through teaching regular classes and workshops.

Awards

High Commendable recognition in category "Design", American Academy of Bookbinding, Open Competition

Telluride, USA, September 2019

 

"Janseniste" competition, "when technic become art"

Paris, France March 2018

Plioir d'Or, Librairie Claude Blaizot, 2nd price 

Paris, France, november 2017

 

ARO, competition, Prix Doucet, 1st special mention 

Paris, France, March 2017

Designer Bookbinders international competition, Silver price

Oxford,UK, July 2017

Exhibitions​

  • Éphémère XXVe, Paris, France, 2018

  • Salon du livre rare, Grand Palais, Paris, France, avril 2018

  • Concours reliure janséniste, Librairie Blaizot, Paris, France Mars 2018

  • Plioir d'or, Paris, France,2017

  • Librairie Blaizot, Prix de la reliure originale, Paris, France,2017

  • Designer Bookbinder Tour, UK, USA, 2017

  • ​Reliures Océanes, Paris, France,2016

  • Reliure de création, XIe FIRA, Nîmes, France, 2014

  • Un habit pour les écrivains belges, Brussel, Belgium, 2014

  • Reliures en fleurs, Paris, France, 2014

  • Art Paris, Art Fair, Paris, France, 2014

  • To go info reality itself Tomas Tranströmer, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013

  • Paris relié, Paris, France, 2013

  • Designer Bookbinders,world tour (UK, Europe, Japan, from 2013 to 2015

  • Reliure en papier, la fibre créative, Reims, France 2013

  • Aragon relié, Brussel, Belgium and Paris,France, 2012 

  • La reliure de fil en aiguille, Liège, Belgium, 2011

  • Boekbanden in Brugge, Brugge, Belgium, 2011

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