New books (fine or designer bindings), boxes, artist portfolios, preservation boxes or cases are also custom made to customers specifications and this can include hot foil stamping / gold embossing , debossing or artwork. Artists books which can encompass the use of leather, cloth, wood, metal, all types of paper, printmaking and marbling. Commissions are welcome.

Lorraine Brown is a bookbinder on the Gold Coast, in the Scenic Rim specialising in leather, book, repairs, embossing, book restoration and bookbinding.


My passion to become a bookbinder began in 2000 in Sydney.

After successfully studying for 3 years at Sydney TAFE in Hand Bookbinding, I have :
  • attended multiple workshops run by both local and international bookbinders
  • taught bookbinding workshops
  • been artist-in-residence
  • had works accepted into exhibitions in Australia (Art Gallery of NSW, State Library of Qld, many city and regional galleries and libraries within Australia) plus overseas galleries in Japan, France and the United Kingdom.

My other areas of interest are printmaking, marbling paper and artists' books. One of my artists' books is currently part of the Artists' books online held in the James Hardie Library of Australian Fine Arts at the State Library of Qld.

  I also run workshops / classes in bookbinding / artists' books.  


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