Heather Bain
Susan Bonthron
Amy Borezo
Patty Bruce
Carolee Campbell
Rebecca Chamlee
Susan Collard
Coleen Curry
Cathy DeForest
Anna Embree
Ethan Ensign
Mark Esser
Don Etherington
Samuel Feinstein
Erin Fletcher
Madelyn Garrett
Ken Gilbert
Karen Hanmer
Monica Holtsclaw
Deborah Howe
Peggy Johnston
Jamie Kamph
Ellen Knudson
Rebecca Koch
Jill Krase
Alison Kuller
Monique Lallier
Sammy Lee
Amy LeePard
Carolyn Leigh
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christopher McAfee
Suzanne Moore
Hanne Niederhausen
Jeff Nilan
Claire Owen
Jan Owen
Graham Patten
Jana Pullman
Veda and Meda Rives
Suzanne Sawyer
Susan Share
CB Sherlock
Stanley Sherman
Priscilla Spitler
Emily Tipps
Jonathan Tremblay
Claire VanVliet
Tom Virgin
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Wendy Withrow
Rutherford Witthus

Coleen Curry
Muir Beach, California

Coleen Curry bound her first book in 2003 with Tina Muira. She then became a student of Monique Lallier at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in Fine Binding. She has studied with Eleanore Ramsey and Helene Jolis. Coleen assists Don Glaister teaching at AAB and is is President of the Hand Bookbinders of California. She has exhibited internationally and her work is held in private collections internationally. Coleen lives in Muir Beach, CA with her husband, where she makes design bindings, runs trails and rock climbs in her free time.

Website: coleencurry.com

Coleen Curry

Tamalpais Walking, 2012

Mt. Tamalpais is my backyard, my horizon. Every day, I run her trails, smell her forests, or drive over 'the hill' to Marin or SF. I even glimpse her skirts from bindery windows. The text echoes the feelings I experience while seeing Tamalpais, and thus I chose to depict the Tam horizon through texture. I collected 'Horsetails' from the watershed, dried and pressed them, and made a collage to represent the slopes. I celebrate the fog that wraps around Tam's ridges creating a sea. California poppies and Indian paintbrush are a constant smattering on slopes. Full leather binding, sewn on cords, laced-in boards with matching doublures.

Dimensions: 9.25 x 11.5 x 1.25 inches; 23.5 x 29 x 3 centimeters

Sanded, distressed, and dyed goatskin binding and doublures; inlays of dried pressed 'Horsetail' collected from Tamalpais; painted lizard inlays & onlays; blind & painted tooling.