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

Patricia Sargent
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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Frances Chickering, Cloud Crystals: A Snowflake Album

This half-fanciful, half-scientific volume makes a truly unique gift book. Before photography replaced her methods in the later nineteenth century, Frances Chickering's method of capturing snow crystals on dark fur or cloth, magnifying them, and immediately cutting out their figures from memory, was the accepted way to depict them. On the cover and in internal plates, the artist has incorporated Chickering's cutout methods to enhance the impact of the volume. The unique result of the formation of each snowflake is preserved and celebrated.

Full suede lambskin with recessed panels & onlaid mother of pearl. 10 x 7.75 x 1 inches. 25.4 x 19.7 x 2.5 centimeters. Created 2018.

PATRICIA SARGENT is a graduate of the School of the Worcester Art Museum and the Rhode Island School of Design. She has been a partner at the Dragonfly Bindery and Studio in Woonsocket, Rhode Island since 1982.