Craft Scotland Logo
Robert Cameron
Robert Cameron

About Me

Personal Statement

I hand-make containers categorizable as pocket and wallet envelopes notwithstanding that the flaps and the mouth are asymmetrical. Compared with conventional envelopes with their symmetrical flaps and mouth - a characteristic which evolved from a fashionable early-Victorian handcrafting practice into a design constraint - they are demonstrably easier to make and more functional.

In some cases I make them because the decorative features of the material are interesting. In others because the fabric represents a test for the adaptability of the mathematics-based Camfold rectangular-blank pattern, which is utilised for all of my containers, whatever the size.

I use/re-use any kind of plain or decorative material found domestically, as long as it is relatively and suitably thin and pliable. For example : paper (machine-made, handmade, recycled, scrap), cellophane, plastic, felt, linen, leather, silk.

By far my largest collection is “designer” paper containers/envelopes with the frontal appearance and size of an illustrated or pictorial postcard. They have a 1.4 to 1 aspect ratio, and the image is selected from illustrated source material (such as pages of magazines, brochures, journals, newspapers, and discarded books) with the aid of a commercially-available template which I devised some years ago as an aid to artistic expression.

Products and materials

Robert Cameron
Map Loading ...

Get in Touch

Robert Cameron
Robert Cameron

More about me

About Craft Profiles

Craft profiles are maintained directly by craft people, places and organisations. Craft Scotland are not responsible for incorrect details, and have no contact details other than those provided.

If a profile does not comply with our Terms and Conditions, please email to let us know.

Share this:

user agent = CCBot/2.0 (