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

Don Glaister
Vashon, Washington

Don Glaister

Jacqueline Thurston, Shadowland

Shadowland is published in an edition of six, all bound more or less the same. The text is composed of written reflections and four photographs by the artist Jacqueline Thurston. The meticulously staged photographs are dark and mysterious. The pages are of staggered lengths. The binding design is a portrait of the book's interior: there is a sense of multiple page sizes created by the different sized recessed areas on the front cover (and suggested on the back cover). The materials and their arrangement on the front cover reflect the mystery and dark, yet sparkling quality of the photographs.

Full goatskin with recessed areas. Lizard skin, stingray skin, eel skin, metal ribbon onlays. 14.75 x 13.5 x 0.125 inches. 38 x 34.3 x .4 centimeters. Created 2016.

Don Glaister

Jacqueline Thurston, A Hymn to Hands

A Hymn to Hands is the second in the series of editions of artist's books by Jacqueline Thurston. It incorporates three staged photographs and reflections by the artist concerning the presence of hand images in cave paintings. The edition size is six, and the bindings are substantially the same. The binding is conceived as a sister to the Shadowland binding though less abstract. The two graceful hands on the front cover, with their bracelets, suggest an elegant strength passed down through time, while the shapes on the back cover mirror the front and dance and clap with the spirit.

Full goatskin binding with recessed and raised sanded areas. Polished rosewood, aluminum, brass and copper onlays. Brushed and sprayed acrylic paint. Title in gold.14.75 x 13.5 x 0.125 inches. 38 x 34.3 x .4 centimeters. Created 2016.

DONALD GLAISTER makes bindings and artist's books on Vashon Island, Washington. His books emphasize classical craft coupled with the exploration of material and visual stimuli and are collected worldwide. Don also teaches and holds the position of director of fine binding at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado.