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Pamela S. Wood
Tempe, Arizona

Pamela S. Wood received a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Kent State University and pursued post-graduate studies in graphic design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has studied with numerous master binders, including Don Glaister and Monique Lallier, and is currently enrolled in the American Academy of Bookbinding as a diploma candidate in fine binding. She has received grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and was also the recipient of a fellowship from the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York.


Proposal

French technique lace-in boards, covered in full leather in Harmatan purple goatskin, sewn headbands of purple and gold, gold top edge may be added if this does not create conservation problems. Boards laced in with relief decoration raising the leather on front and back covers, recessed decoration on the front, back, and spine to accommodate gold inlay, spine inlay with title tooled in black. Hand carved two-ply board with 14k gold acrylic ink. Endpapers will be original handmade paper created by the binder with hand-painted 14k gold decoration to match the crosses on the cover. The inspiration for this design is the Jerusalem cross, the hallmark for the Christian church. The chosen colors are important to Christianity and appropriate for this title: purple is associated with people seeking spiritual fulfillment and gold symbolizes immutability, eternity, and perfection.


Example

Pamela S. Wood. Illustrated Morris Ornaments. Unique limited edition text printed, illustrated, and bound by Pamela S. Wood. Tempe, Arizona: Rare Hare Creations, 2009.

French technique lace-in boards, covered in full leather in Harmatan purple goatskin. Sewn headbands and 14k gold top edge. Hand carved two-ply board inlay with 14k gold ink. Endpapers are original paste paper made by the binder.