As an artist and the proprietor of a bookbinding studio, I’ve spent over four decades making artists’ books, teaching bookbinding, and collaborating with visual artists and writers in producing limited editions of their work in the book format. My career reflects a fusion of two educational experiences: a Master of Arts (Painting) from New York University; and an Apprenticeship in Bookbinding at the Center For Book Arts in New York City.
My faculty positions include several New York institutions: the Center For Book Arts; International Center of Photography; School of Visual Arts; Bank Street College, Graduate School of Education; and the State University of New York, Purchase. Off and on, between 1990 and 2020, I’ve taught in the MFA program in Printmaking + Bookbinding at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
I’ve presented workshops at many universities, museums, and arts centers throughout the U.S., including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; Penland Mountain School of Crafts; Paper & Book Intensive; and Book Arts Roundtable.
My Artists’ Books are in many private collections and special collections in museums and libraries in North America and in France. I’ve participated in over 60 exhibitions, nationally and internationally.
In addition to my book, Making Memory Boxes (Rockport Publishers, 2000), I am a featured artist and author in The Penland Book of Handmade Books (Lark Books, 2004); a featured artist in Masters Book Arts (Lark Books, 2011); Playing With Paper (Helen Hiebert, Quarry Books, 2012); A Show of Hands (Hearst Books, 1994); Innovation from Tradition in the Book Arts (American Craft, Oct/Nov 1993); and Portfolio (American Craft, Oct/Nov 1989.