Wild/LIFE, A Fine Binding Exhibition

January 10, 2022




January 10 – February 12, 2022 | Virtual Exhibit

This traveling exhibit from the Guild of Book Workers features 45 hand-bound design bindings, interpreting the theme of “wildlife” in a variety of ways—from literal or abstract, to humorous or serious.

In a biological sense, wildlife describes the myriad of creatures sharing this planet, interacting and adapting, all connected to each other and their environment. “Wild” also describes an untamable essence that survives despite the constraints of society and culture. As craftspeople, knowledge of materials and keen observation of how they behave (and often how they refuse to comply) is integral to our practice; reminders of how traditional bookbinding materials originate in nature.


Eric Alstrom
Alicia Bailey
Leith Calcote
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Kyle Clark
Jim Croft
Coleen Curry
Mari Eckstein Gower
Erin Fletcher BB ’12
Brenda Gallagher
Suzanne Glemot
Jane Griffith
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Meg Kennedy
Beth Lee
Christopher McAfee
Elizabeth Mellott
Patrice Miller

Suzanne Moore
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Emily Patchin BB ’16
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Beth Redmond
James Reid-Cunningham BB ’90
Laura Russell
Patricia Sargent
George Sargent
Mardy Sears
Jillian Sico
Priscilla Spitler
Julie Stackpole
Peter and Donna Thomas
Mary Uthuppuru
Carolina Veenstra
Tom Virgin
Leslie Walthers
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Stephanie Wolff

View a video tour of the exhibition on our Instagram channel.

Bookbinding Program