A BLOG for students, faculty and friends of the American Academy of Bookbinding
WELCOME TO OUR BLOG
Dear Friends, Students, Faculty Members and lovers of books,
This is Deb Stevens. I am the administrative director for the American Academy of Bookbinding based out of Telluride, Colorado. This blog was started as a way for all of us, those who have studied at AAB, friends of AAB, as well as those who want to find out more about this place, can keep in touch with each other during the year. I'll be posting all kinds of photos, news and updates as regularly as possible (or newsworthy). I hope you will also share any bookbinding thoughts, questions, revelations, etc. Send me your photos and let us all know what you're up to. Keep connected!
Sadly for me, this is the last week of bookbinding classes in Telluride for the spring semester. Classes are still continuing in Ann Arbor for a few more weeks, and Hélène Jolis will be in San Francisco and Boston for a few weeks after that. This week Monique Lallier is teaching Intermediate/Advanced Fine Binding, and students are here for one week only. So things are very busy in the studio! Some students have worked very late into the night. The bindings and techniques covered this week are very diverse, with students at varying levels of study, so it is a pleasure to see such different and creative approaches to fine binding. Once again I am blown away by the quality of the student work and the enthusiasm students have for their projects.
Great work in the Contemporary Decorative Technique Class! Check out the students' fabulous plaquettes. It was a blast to have Monique Lallier in the class with us, learning this wonderful inlay/onlay technique developed by the incomparable Hélène Jolis.