Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Mark Esser
Newton, Massachusetts

Mark Esser Mark Esser

Barbara L. Moulard, Re-Creating the Word

This book documents a collection of Southwestern ceramic art that spans the period from A.D 750 to 1680. The cover design of kachina faces flanked by straight and wavy lines is drawn from a Hopi jar illustrated in the text. Kachinas are spirits who represent aspects of the real world and can use their power to bring rainfall, healing, fertility, and other blessings. According to Hopi origin mythology, kachinas accompanied the Hopis from the underworld and facilitated the formation of the Hopi culture.

Double flexible sewing, silk endbands, tightback full leather binding with leather onlays and blind tooling. Blind tooled leather doublures and suede flyleaves. 10 x 11 x 1.25 inches. 25.5 x 28 x 3 centimeters. Created 2015.

MARK ESSER began bookbinding in 1979 at the Harcourt Bindery. He served an apprenticeship with William Anthony in Chicago and Iowa City and founded the bookbinding program at the North Bennet Street School in 1986. Esser worked as a conservator for many years and is now in private practice.