Tracey Rowledge lives and works in London. After graduating from Goldsmiths, University of London with a degree in Fine Art, Rowledge went on to study Fine Bookbinding & Conservation at Guildford College. Rowledge’s practice draws from both her fine art and bookbinding training, utilising traditional tools and materials. Through mark-making, Rowledge explores the materiality of objects and their function.
Tracey is a partner in Benchmark Bindery, established in 2009 with Kathy Abbott, to produce high quality and intelligent bookbinding work. She is a founding member of Tomorrow’s Past, an international bookbinding collective, and a founding member of the independent artists’ group 60|40, which was formed in 2008 with the ceramicist Clare Twomey and the silversmith David Clarke, to expand the environment and opportunities for the applied arts.
Tracey’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in numerous public and private collections, including the V&A and The British Library.
Image right by Charlotte Sexton
Gallery - click images to enlarge
Leather-covered wall panel, tooled in gold leaf
H 15.5 x W 20 x D 1.5 cm
acrylic gesso, acrylic, permanent pen, gemini millboard
H 51 x W 70.5 cm