Instructors

Instructors

  • Pietro Accardi

    Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

  • Jody Alexander

    Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, papermaker, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She makes paper, in the Eastern-style, and uses her papers to bind books with exposed sewing on the spine in a number of historical and modern binding styles. She combines these books with found objects, wooden boxes and drawers, metal, bones, etc. to create sculptural works. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. She also likes to rescue books in distress and give them new life as rebound books, scrolls and sculptural pieces

  • Rhiannon Alpers

    Rhiannon Alpers, has an MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Book Arts from UCSB. She is a papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist. She has taught academic courses at San Francisco Art Institute, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Dominican University, Academy of Art University, Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, Columbia College Chicago, Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has taught workshops for Penland School of Crafts, Book Arts LA, San Diego Book Arts, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Kala Printmaking Institute, Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, and at her own studio in the Mission District. For more information visit rhiannonalpers.com

  • Elizabeth Boyne

    Elizabeth Boyne is an Oakland-based book artist who received her MFA in book arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She uses handmade paper, letterpress printing, and traditional book forms to create artist books and book-inspired installations. She has served as an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute and works at both the Stanford University Libraries conservation lab and at Logos Graphics in San Francisco.

  • Michael Burke

    Michael Burke studied bookbinding with Dominic Riley and paper conservation with Karen Zukor. Michael lives in the Lake District, England, where he teaches bookbinding as well at events across the UK. He is a past chair of the North West and North Wales region of SoB. He has taught for diverse book arts groups in the USA, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Salt Lake City. In recent years he has taught at the Paper and Book Intensive, travelled to São Paulo to teach for the Brazilian group ABER, and in 2011 presented Byzantine binding at the Seminar of the Guild of Bookworkers. Michael researches the structures of ancient and medieval bindings. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in the History of the Book at the University of London.

  • Mary-Ellen Campbell

    Mary-Ellen Campbell lives in Manhattan and maintains a studio in rural NY. She is a Full Professor in Communication Design in the Art Department at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ., where she has taught for thirty years. She has taught Book Arts workshops across the US and abroad. Her education includes a BA in Art Education, St. John’s University, NY, an MA in Art Practice from Michigan State University, and an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, NY.
    As a multidisciplinary artist who does graphics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, and mixed media work, she has had 16 national/international solo exhibitions and over 75 group and invitational exhibitions including those in NY, NJ and national galleries and in Thailand and Nicaragua. An avid international traveler and teacher, she has been a visiting lecturer at Huazhong U, China, Universidas Centroamericana, Nicaragua, The Universities of Cape Town, Pretoria and South Africa and at five Universities in Thailand. In 2004-05 she was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Grant to Thailand. Mary-Ellen won 5 residencies to do Book Arts in 2007 in Costa Rica, Colorado, N. Carolina, California and Minnesota creating more than 50 books. She is currently working on several editions of her books of poetry.

  • Macy Chadwick

    Macy Chadwick, MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, has taught at the Academy of Art University, Colorado College, Oregon College of Art and Craft, the New York Center for Book Arts, and in her own studio. She worked as studio assistant to Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. Publishing as In Cahoots Press, Macy produces limited edition books & prints, and explores mixed media sculptures involving text. Her artist's books have been displayed nationally and are in collections in the U.S. and abroad. You can see Macy's work on her website.

  • Juliayn Coleman

    Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general. Some of her creative and professional projects can be seen at  www.bookislandbindery.com.

  • Rea de Guzman

    Rea (pron. ray-uh) de Guzman is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, print media, and sculpture. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she immigrated to the United States as a teenager. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited her work in Chicago, the Bay Area, and internationally in India. Her sculpture After Maria Clara's Piña Fiber Sleeve was featured at Emergent Art Space and ARTslant, where it was awarded ARTslant’s 6th 2014 Showcase Juried Winner in the mixed-media category.
    She is currently a studio artist and instructor at Root Division. She lives and works in San Francisco. 

  • Pam Deluco

    Pam DeLuco is the proprietor of Shotwell Paper Mill, a production paper mill in the Mission, and the founder/creative director of BANDmade Books: a collaborative book project with musicians and bands.  Her work can be found in many special collections across the country including the Metropolitan Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Library of Congress.

  • Lara Durback

    Lara Durback teaches letterpress classes that integrate the use of foraged materials at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She has worked as the Studio Director of the Book Art Studio at Mills College. She especially enjoys fixing Vandercooks. Lara taught a letterpress course at Naropa University's Summer Writing Program, and gave a talk on printing at SFMOMA's Shop Talk series. You can see her printing and/or writing work in Drift MagazineMrs. MaybeBombay Gin, the UK journal Hi Zero, and The Artist's Book Yearbook 2012-13Tripwire, and her archiving work at www.deepoakland.org(link is external). In 2013, with designer Andrew Kenower, she produced the letterpress publication Field WorkPoems on the Occasion of Mark diSuvero at Crissy Field for SFMOMA. 

  • Paula Gloistein

    Paula Gloistein has an MA in Humanities from Dominican College which really has very little to do with her work as a photographer, designer, and letterpress printer. After more than ten years in the wedding biz, she recently opened a small shop, big day design lounge, that showcases handmade wedding accessories, custom invitations, and workshops for crafty couples.

  • Alan Hillesheim

    Alan Hillesheim has degrees in English Literature from UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago. Thus, lost in the woods without a compass, he apprenticed at Jim Robertson's Yolla Bolly Press, over his head in the black art. There he happened upon a dysfunctional paper-folding-machine which resembled a Norwegian snow sled wrecked by six drunks. He fixed it. And then began a 23 year adventure both printing and fixing machines from the golden age of letterpress. In addition to running Digger Pine Press into the ground, he also builds wooden boats for oar and sail and, most recently, fanciful wooden toys for a four year old. He is still writing the novel he started 25 years ago, Different Eyes.

  • Jennie Hinchcliff

    As a “near-native” of San Francisco, Jennie Hinchcliff has been creating artists books since 2001. Her works can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, and the Franklin Furnace Archive (among others); she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Pyramid Atlantic, the New York Art Book Fair and the Tokyo Art Book Fair. As a workshop instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Hinchcliff delights in sharing her knowledge of book structures and history with a wide range of students.
    Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008) and “500 Handmade Books: Volume 2” (Lark Books, 2013). She is a co-author of "Good Mail Day: A Primer for Eye-Popping Post", which explores the many styles and formats of correspondence art. Her blog "Every Day Should Be a Red Letter Day" highlights the creative connection between the USPS and artists.

  • Monica Holtsclaw

    Monica Holtsclaw holds a Diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently the conservator at the Graduate Theological Union Library in Berkeley. Her artist books have been featured in Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibitions and can also be found in university collections across the country. She specializes in bookbinding and box making and loves sharing what she has learned with others. When Monica is not making books, she can be found sewing and quilting under the supervision of her cat in sunny Alameda, CA. Examples of her work can be found at www.boomboxbindery.com.
     
     

  • Billy Ola Hutchinson

    Billy creates his own line of stationery stemming from a passion for calligraphy--his penmanship has been featured in magazines, on wedding invitations, place cards, monograms and brand identities. At present, he’s working on a home-line for an exclusive luxury goods retailer in San Francisco.

  • Chad Johnson

    Chad Johnson is an artist, printer, bookbinder, and teacher who has been living in the Bay Area for over a decade. After earning an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he has worked in conservation labs, letterpress shops, and libraries. He has experience conserving historic books, analyzing collections of rare books, working with artists and authors, printing professionally on many different letterpress machines, and teaching and sharing his love of books and printing. As SFCB's Studio Manager | Resident Instructor, he brings knowledge and experience fueled by passion and enthusiasm for the art and craft of making books by hand. From digital typesetting to steamroller printing to fixing presses to talking about letterpress history, Chad is always happy to help students and artists learn to express themselves through the powerful medium of the handmade book.

  • Lars Kim

    Lars Kim is a designer and letterpress printer living in San Francisco. After several years in architecture and new media, she unexpectedly stumbled upon a Heidelberg Windmill and rediscovered the tactile beauty of letterpress. Since then, she has deepened her passion for typography as well as the technical aspects of print and bookbinding, working on a wide range of commercial and private projects. She happily continues to sling pixels and ink at Logos Graphics and her freelance practice, Solsken Design. 

  • Mary Laird

    Mary Risala Laird, MFA printmaking, University of Wisconsin, Madison, has been doing letterpress books since 1969 as Quelquefois Press. She partnered in Perishable Press Limited editions from 1969-84. Ms. Laird has taught letterpress at San Francisco State University, Kala Institute in Berkeley, Naropa University, and at the San Francisco Center for the Book as well as workshops in Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Washington state. For fifteen years she worked with the entire 7th grade class as a guest artist, making handmade journals. Her focus in printing is poetry. She binds the editions she prints.  Her work is in many collections across the country, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, Library of Congress, UW Madison, the British Library, Yale, University of Washington, and UC Santa Cruz. She has three grown children, lives in Berkeley with her husband John Malork, and is a member of the Sufi community. Currently she serves as a board member at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

  • Monica Lee

    Monica Lee spent over 30 years as a professional photographer in San Francisco publishing her work nationally and internationally. She published three books including one on architect Julia Morgan and Palm Springs mid century architecture. Currently, Monica has returned to her life long passion of crafting from found and repurposed materials. She teaches creative re-use workshops in the bay area including SCRAP, FabMO, Tech Shop, public schools, libraries, senior centers and private workshops. She is currently the Artist in Residence at Ruth's Table in the San Francisco Mission District. Monica Lee blogs at www.artfulrecrafter.com.

  • Grendl Löfkvist

    Grendl Löfkvist is an instructor in the Visual Media Design Department at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches the history of graphic design, book arts, calligraphy, and letterpress printing. She also offers a variety of courses here at the San Francisco Center for the Book, including Blackletter calligraphy, letterpress printing, and linoleum block printmaking. She is also a core instructor at Type@CooperWest, the West Coast iteration of New York's Cooper Union whose focus is on lettering and type design.
     
    Grendl was a press operator for 13 years at Inkworks Press in Berkeley, a collectively owned, politically progressive offset printing company that just recently closed its doors. She does letterpress and printmaking work under the imprints of Red Star Media/Design and Cloven Hoof Press, and she is currently the President of the American Printing History Association's Northern California Chapter.
    Her interests include the study of printing as a subversive “Black Art,” and she is always on the lookout for bizarre, unusual, or macabre print and type lore.

  • Leigh McLellan

    Leigh McLellan typeset, letterpress printed, and hand bound letterpress books and broadsides from 1974 to 1990 under her imprint, Meadow Press. She has been an instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book since 2002. She has also taught letterpress printing, bookbinding, and decorated papers at Mills College and the California College of Arts and Crafts, as well as workshops at the San Francisco Public Library, Stanford University, Pyramid Atlantic in Washington, DC, the Women's Graphic Center in Los Angeles, and the University of Iowa. Her work is in many library collections across the country, including the San Francisco Public Library, the University of San Francisco, Mills College, The University of California Bancroft Library, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England, among many others. Her work has been exhibited widely. In a related field, she has been an independent commercial book and graphic designer since 1976, working mostly for publishers in the Bay Area. In both pursuits, she has won many design awards. See Leigh's Meadow Press work at http://meadowpressbooks.com and her commercial design work at http://www.leighmcdesign.com.

  • Ann Miller

    Ann Miller, AB, AM Stanford University, studied painting and lithography with artists Richard Diebenkorn and Nathan Oliveira and has taught art and art history classes at Stanford, University of Santa Clara, San Mateo Community College district, and in local guilds and arts venues. In 1979 she founded M2 Design for calligraphy and design. In 2002 she authored two courses in calligraphy and letterform at Academy of Art University and is currently writing a new course covering logo, font, and lettering for illustrators.

    Her calligraphy has been published in Letter Arts Review and Bound & Lettered, and Alphabet, and her book titles for Protean Press can be found in the Harrison Collection at San Francisco Main Library. Her art is in public and private collections and has been widely exhibited. She created of a series of large calligraphy murals for the City of Belmont's new public library and a 12-foot long family tree scroll for actress Brooke Shields for the NBC television series “Who do you think you are?” Visit Ann at http://www.pennib.com.

  • Paul Moxon

    (MFA, MLIS) is the author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources, moderates http://vandercookpress.info and teaches as well as consults internationally. He prints limited edition books and broadsides under the imprint Fameorshame Press and is webmaster and newsletter editor for the American Printing History Association.

  • Annemarie Munn

    I'm always looking for more old presses to print on and learn about, and the weirder the better; so far I've printed on 14 different models of letterpress, plus four different kinds of foilstamper, and counting. I especially love printing with unusual forms or on unusual substrates, and experimenting with hot foil stamping processes. I usually create my illustrations and hand lettering by painting with Sumi ink, then printing the images from polymer plates, though of course I also love wood and lead type and old found images (who doesn't?). I draw inspiration from the gridded city landscape around me (I love to tell little neighborhood stories!) and from my more-rural upbringing --- when I close my eyes I see chickens and a half-acre of vegetables in rich brown dirt; when I open them again, the ground is made of sand and the roar of the surf mixes with the N-Judah streetcar rattling by. And each time I touch a letterpress, I am thrown back to the days when a broadside would arrive in the mail on childhood Christmases, each with a different poem cracking the world right open.

  • Mr. Rik Olson

    Born in Antioch, California in 1944, Rik received his B.F.A. from the California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California in 1967. He has studied and exhibited work in Florence, Italy; Germany and the U.S.  Best known for his work in wood engraving, which he learned from Barry Moser and John DePol, he also works in scratchboard, pen & ink, and etching. The last 20 years he has been freelancing his Illustration work in the U.S. and abroad to corporate and publishing clients. 

  • Bettina Pauly

    Bettina is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Academy of Art University and O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.

  • Lisa Rappoport

    Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artist’s books under the imprint Littoral Press. Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley workshops; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, W.S. Merwin, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Caesura, Five Fingers ReviewLiteral Latte, the anthology Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1998 Icarus Poetry Competition and the recipient of a poetry residency at Centrum. Lisa has taught at the New College in San Francisco, at Kala Art Institute, and in her own studio. Her work has been displayed nationally and is in collections throughout the U.S.  You can visit her website at http://littoralpress.com

  • Taun Relihan

    Taun Cosentino Relihan is a conceptual artist and poet. She has a Masters Degree in Arts and Consciousness and a Doctorate in Integral Studies with a dissertation on Renewal by Vision. She has been interested in the Alchemical Opus for many years and is fascinated  the ideas of the Alchemists and ways in which they can inform our art and creative process. She is especially interested in what the Alchemists called "Our Looking" which is a way of perceiving the word to enhance transformation.

  • Dominic Riley

    Dominic Riley learned bookbinding at age 16 from Benedictine monks and at the London College of Printing. He spent the last 10 years in San Francisco teaching, lecturing and restoring rare books. He now has a bindery with Michael Burke in England's Lake District and serves as vice chairman of the Society of Bookbinders.

  • Andrew Rottner

    Andrew Rottner received a BFA from Wittenberg University in 2001 and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. He has studied and worked as a bookbinder and book artist in the Bay Area since 2004 and teaches at San Francisco Art Institute as well as SFCB. Andrew's books, paintings and drawings have been exhibited locally and internationally including at Photo L.A and the Codex Book Fair in Berkeley. Andrew's imprint, Super Classy Publishing, produces mass market and fine press books with Bay Area artists and printers. See some of their projects at www.superclassypublishing.com.

  • Matt Runkle

    Matt Runkle is a writer, cartoonist, printer, and book artist. His short fiction collection, The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales, was published in 2014 by Brooklyn Arts Press. His writing has also appeared in MonkeybicycleThe CollagistBeecher’smatchbook, and BOMB. He is creator of the zine, RUNX TALES, and was a resident at the Cartoon Art Museum. His comics have been anthologized in Gay Genius (Sparkplug Comic Books, 2011) and Rob Kirby’s THREE. A member of the board of directors of the College Book Art Association, he has exhibited letterpress work at venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Compound Gallery, and Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, where it was included in SGC International’s 2014 Queer Communities in Print portfolio exchange. He has read and performed at spaces varying from SOMArts to Unnameable Books to Headlands Center for the Arts. His new artist's book, titled Catholics, is a limited-edition memoir composed of drawings, collage, and letterpress-printed prose. The winner of a Caxton Club Grant, it is included in permanent collections at the Newberry Library and the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections. He teaches workshops in letterpress, zines, comics, sequential collage, and other modes of writing for visual and material genres.

  • Judy Serebrin

    Judy Serebrin has been making limited-edition, unique artist books, and illuminated journals for 26 years. She loves incorporating exposed-sewn bindings in her work. She has exhibited widely, and her work is in international, public and private collections.

  • Thea Sizemore

    Thea Sizemore has been a practicing artist for over 15 years focusing primarily on printmaking, bookarts, and illustration. As an east coast native, she has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the California College of the Arts (where she received a BFA in printmaking with emphasis on bookarts). Her personal work tends to revolve around mixed media hand-bound book forms. Thea is also the founder and printer of Kavamore Press, a custom letterpress and design studio in West Oakland. In addition to private clients, Thea works with various SF Bay Area artists to create ephemera for projects. Recent projects include a Futurefarmers book produced for the Guggenheim and a collaboration with artist Libby Black for the SFMOMA. To read more visit http://www.kavamorepress.com/.

  • James Tucker

    James Tucker received his BFA in printmaking in 2007 from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Over the years he has honed his letterpress, bindery, and woodcut skills at Hatch Show Print, Austin Press,Taurus Bookbindery, and Hello Lucky in San Francisco. He started his own press, The Aesthetic Union in 2013. It specializes in small run job printing and innovative design production collaborations. James is a contributor to many online letterpress forums and blogs and is currently a member of the Colophon Club in Berkeley. His work has been exhibited, featured in Uppercase Magazine, The Bold Italic, Anthology, San Francisco Magazine, and many other industry blogs and publications. His fine art has been procured by private collectors in New York City; Miami; Hong Kong; San Francisco; Aspen, CO, Tampa; Nashville; Sarasota; Baltimore; Pont-Aven, France, and Asbury Park, NJ. To learn more visit theaestheticunion.com

  • Robin Weinert

    Robin Weinert is an artist and printmaker living and working in Oakland CA. He has a BFA in printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a decade of experience in the commercial printing industry here in the Bay Area. Robin owns Oakland Printing Co. A specialty printing company, which focuses on letterpress, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting. His handmade books can be found in the collections of the University of Iowa, and Yale University, among others. 

  • Dorothy Yuki

    Dorothy studied to be something other than an artist. She began as a fashion designer immediately after college but soon she became a partner of a manufacturing company, In Good Company, in 1965. She designed and manufactured kitchen soft goods and linens. Based in San Francisco, it became international and William-Sonoma was one of the main clients. In 1974 she received an award for Women in Business by Wells Fargo, Asian Inc. and NOW for her leadership as a woman of a successful company, In Good Company. The company was sold in 1976 and she became a Consultant to the Fashion Industry by request of the then President, Leonard Joseph. As a production and design consultant, she worked with many identity and music production companies, as well as new startups.
    While living in Tequisquiapan, she became involved with the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group and taught to help small communities to become self-sustaining. Still today she goes to Mexico twice a year to teach.
    Now in her 70’s and living in San Francisco, she is engaged in many volunteer activities, Ruth’s Table, Artseed, SCRAP-SF, San Francisco Center for the Book, and FabMo. She also mentored at Bay High School in their Senior Program. She was past President of Friends of Calligraphy, and still a Council member, and presently a Master Educator for the Macy’s Fashion Incubator San Francisco.
    She still has the time to do ‘art’ and has worked on projects for MMOCA, Flax Art and Design, Kalligraphia, Ruth’s Table, FabMo and SCRAP-SF. She is a recipient of Honorable Mentions for her artwork at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book Show 2014 and 2015. She is also busy helping her two daughters, care for her four grandchildren. To find out more about Dorothy's work, visit her blog www.dotsrainbow.com

  • Nina Eve Zeininger

    Nina Eve Zeininger has been obsessed with books since before she could read when she received Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child. While earning her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, she took as many book and printmaking classes as possible and after graduating completed the Bookbinding Certificate program at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She now spends her time teaching book arts workshops throughout California, making and selling her printed and bookish wares, and playing fetch with her cats. You can view her work on her website ninaevezeininger.com and at her Etsy store neon sprinkles studio and follow her activities on her blog: Things I Make and Find.

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