A lifelong lover of reading and keeping a journal, bookbinding was a natural fit for
me. In high school, I was drawn to artists' books and mixed media and continued that
love and exploration into college. While in school, I studied a variety of mediums but
never quite found my niche. That all changed the day that an acquaintance offered
to teach some friends and me how to make a journal using a historical binding
technique. After making my own journal at that impromptu workshop, I knew that I
had found my artistic home. I have been making books ever since.


In 2007, I graduated from Anderson University with a B.A. in Studio and Fine Art and
started Binding Bee in 2008. Shortly afterward, I had the privilege of studying under
master bookbinder to finesse my craft and expand my skill set.


A lot of the inspiration for my work comes from the materials I use: I love the tactile
nature of bookbinding and the way the leather and paper feel. I use mostly
reclaimed and remnant leather, also known as 'job lot' leather, left over from larger
companies, and include a variety of papers in my books. I have an affinity for finding
unique closures to add to each piece and am always working on new designs.


I currently live in Indianapolis with my husband, Tim, and am a proud member of
Indiana Artisan. Along with exhibiting at CCA and traveling to Fine Art shows around
the Midwest, I also teach bookbinding classes for kids and adults and welcome
custom orders and commissioned projects.


Links:
www.bindingbee.com
Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bindingbee
http://www.indianaartisan.org/artisans/artists/megan-winn/

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Megan Winn
gallery hours:
monday - thursday, 10:00a - 5:00p
friday - saturday,  10:00a - 8:00p  (2nd saturday, 10:00a - 9:00p)
sunday 12:00p - 5:00p
address: 111 west main street, suite 135, carmel, indiana  46032  (NEW LOCATION!)
phone: 317-844-2388 or 888-299-3659