I am Rosy Gray, founder of the ‘Black Cat Bindery’, I have been a bookbinder for over 35 years!
Following art school and then completion of a bookbinding apprenticeship, I enrolled at the London College of Printing to formally study bookbinding and letterpress printing. Here I learned and honed skills and gained experience essential both to fine binding and the restoration of antiquarian books. In addition, I developed a knowledge of book structure through the Ages, as well as the history of book design.
After graduating from the London College of Printing I established my first bindery, the ‘Wyvern Bindery’ with two associates in the heart of the old printers’ quarters, in Clerkenwell just a stone’s throw from St. Brides and Farringdon.
Following 10 successful years growing The Wyvern Bindery, I sold my holding to my business partners and moved back to Somerset. Here I established the ‘Black Cat Bindery’ as a sole enterprise. Twenty-five years later I am still enjoying country life and, of course, bookbinding!
I look forward to working with you
Rosy Gray - Bookbinder