Presentation Box

By SevenHillsBindery, Judith Cohen

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I made this box out of bookboard and then covered it in Japanese silk bookcloth. This box is lined in Japanese paper. I used silk to make a rope from which I hung a bone clasp which serves as the closure. These boxes are used for memorabilia, jewelry, or letters, and they look beautiful displayed!

Mixed Media, Paper (Bookboard, silk bookcloth, paper, bone clasp)

7.25 x 2.25 x 9.25 inches

About the artist

In her early twenties Judith got a job at a rural bindery doing the hand sewing for books that couldn't be machine bound. She fell in love with the work and decided to become a bookbinder. Life took a bit of a different path and she had 3 children and became a high school French teacher, all the while taking courses at the New York Center for Book Arts and becoming an apprentice to a binder in Los Angeles, her hometown. After her children were all out of college, Judith was accepted at the North Bennet St. School in Boston, the country's oldest trade school which emphasizes fine crafts and traditional techniques. Her first job was at Widener Library at Harvard where she repaired old books and made boxes for books too frail to repair. Eventually wanting something more creative, she started SevenHillsBindery. The bookbinding program at NBSS has students learn how to make a facsimile of the first book ever made and then proceeds through history, making every different form and style of book. This is what has given her the inspiration for her 3rd-Century Coptic journals, the 16th-Century Italian Longstitch journals and the small travel journals, based on popular 16th- and 17th-century girdle books. Judith also enjoys doing custom work for people, who are always welcome to visit her studio. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Mixed Media, Paper
Category: Home/Decor

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