Elizabeth Curran Boody
Sue Huggins Leopard
Claire Van Vliet
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
Muir Beach, California
Morina Mongin, La T'te or, illustrations by Miloslav Moucha
La T'te or is a poem about making a gold top edge on a binding. I wanted my binding to complement the sensual engraving and have a feeling of creation and fluidity, using shades of gold from bronze to yellow.
Limp leather binding in top-pared bronze-colored calf. Sewn montage sûr onglets. Doublures of embossed gold calf. Silk and 14 carat gold embroidered endbands. Paste paper flyleaves by binder. Three bronze pieces secured to cover with 18 carat gold wire. Title hand tooled in gold. Natural edges. 5.5 x 5 x .5 inches. 14 x 12.7 x 1.3 centimeters. Created 2017.
COLEEN CURRY holds a Diploma in Fine Binding from the American Academy of Bookbinding, where she also teaches. She exhibits internationally, has won several awards, and her work is held in private and public collections. Coleen's aim is to craft technically evocative bindings that provide visual, sensual and tactile experiences.