Artists' Books

Ruth Martin makes extraordinary books.  Subjects range from the personal musings and regrets of a batch of broken biscuits to the interactive first verse of the Hokey Cokey.  Printed with her intricately hand cut rubber stamps and full of fascinating folds.  These publications are petite but once opened, beware, a book of just five centimetres square folds out to become two metres long with a life of its own.

In the world of digital screens and the e-book, Ruth is creating a whole library of beautifully handcrafted books that are truly hands-on and thoroughly enchanting.

MARTIN'S PERFECT MATCHES
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MARTIN'S PERFECT MATCHES
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MARTIN'S CULTURE STOCK
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MARTIN'S CULTURE STOCK
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MARTIN'S PREMIUM CORNED BEEF
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TWENTYSIX VASELINE VACATIONS
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TWENTYSIX VASELINE VACATIONS
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LET'S TWIST
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MARTIN'S DRAWING PINS
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MARTIN'S DRAWING PINS
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IF YOU LIKED IT THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE PUT SOME STRING ON ITSTRING
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IF YOU LIKED IT THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE PUT SOME STRING ON IT
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FEED THE BIRDS
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FEED THE BIRDS
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BROKEN BISCUITS
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IN THE ARTISTS AQUARIUM
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CUT OUT EMERGENCY SPARES
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MARTIN'S Sardines
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Whitstable Sandwich
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as sure as eggs is eggs
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MARTIN'S Toothpaste
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PLEASED TO MEET YOU!
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THE HOKEY COKEY
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BARBERS
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getting dressed quietly
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MARTIN'S SAUSAGES
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Hello!
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MARTIN'S PRESTIGE PINEAPPLE
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