2009 April 29

This is one of the more recent books I’ve made.

A friend of mine linked to my blog with a post about this book. So, I’m putting the photos here even though it is a little out of sequence.  This is one of my most recent works, completed in 2008.

This is a Gothic style binding in wood boards, sewn on double cords, and bound in goatskin. The signatures are Gutenberg paper. The book clasps are constructed of sterling silver and brass. The eight corner bosses are also of sterling silver with brass numbered screen tacks in the center, numbered 1-8. This book measures 5  3/4″ tall by 4  3/8″ wide and is  2″  thick.



After a number of years as a metalsmith, I became interested in book arts and found my niche focusing on constructing metal book clasps and decorations., and I now teach workshops in this to other book artists. The “Numbers” book is an example of my more recent work in that area. If you are interested in learning aobut book clasp construction, I will be teaching a workshop in the Portland, OR area at the Focus on Book Arts Conference in late June. You can find more information on the FOBA web site.

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  1. 2009 July 30

    To whom it may concern:
    I saw your website and would like to know if there is any workshop planned sometime soon. I have an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I graduated in 2006 and worked at Cloverleaf Studio for a year with Jace Graf in Austin, TX. Now I am back in Mexico and have started my business in bookbinding, but of course it does not compare to your work at ALL, I am new in the business, but love to take workshops of the things that were left out in my masters program.

    Hope I can hear back from you when you have some time.

    Lucia Farias

  2. 2009 December 5

    Awesome work, here via Propnomicon’s blog.

  3. 2010 January 2
    Kat permalink

    Oh my god, that is pretty awesome! You do amazing, gorgeous, detailed work!! I was just trolling around looking for ideas for ways to create my own CD case, and your blog popped up. Thanks for sharing!!

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