top of page


Marion Manson

Cooks Beach

Art Books, Botanical Inks

Botanical Ink making is my new passion. Magic is made mixing a sprinkling of botany with a dash of chemistry to create the inks made from foraged petals, leaves, berries or bark, water and then added modifiers. With a handful of the ‘what if’ theory, serendipitous results are achieved.

Working with only natural materials, repurposed books, upcycled paper and rescued items I make handbound Art Books and Journals. Various paper and cloth altering techniques include rusting, dyeing, plant dyeing, indigo and cyanotype.

I finish each art book with slow hand stitching and unique ephemera. I have been devoted to making Art Books since 2018 after many years of working with cloth and stitch, and now my Botanical Inks are a magic addition.

I take commissions for journals and art books using your personal memorabilia and photos.

Marion Manson

Get in touch

Studio Open: 

By appointment

28 Riverview Road, Cooks Beach

021 1161459

Untitled design (40).png
Untitled design (40).png
Thin border logo new.png
bottom of page