Award for Excellence in Fine Binding

Jana Pullman
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jana Pullman has been involved in the book arts since 1983 as a book artist, binder, and conservator. She received her initial training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Walter Hamady and Jim Dast and at the University of Iowa with Bill Anthony and Tim Barrett. After receiving her M.F.A. in 1988, she supervised the repair unit for the general collection in the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. After four years she returned to Iowa to work with Barrett as the Apprentice/Manager at the University of Iowa Oakdale Paper Facility. Based in Minnesota since 1997, Pullman is the owner of Western Slope Bindery, specializing in custom binding and book repair.


The other bound volumes in this set made blue leathers seem most appropriate. To be bound in medium blue and light blue goatskin leathers with gold foil tooling and leather line inlays. Handsewn silk endbands and marbled endpapers with sewn in leather hinges.