Joanne Sonnichsen

Menlo Park, California 
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Joanne Sonnichsen received her B.A. in Art from Stanford University in 1958. She studied with Donald Glaister in California for six years and has also studied with Sün Evrard, Christopher Clarkson, and Ole Olsen. She teaches and specializes in fine binding and restoration. Since 1995 she has served as president of The Book Club of California.

Example Binding:
Edgar Allen Poe. 
The Raven
Easthampton: Cheloniidae Press, 1986.

Full leather binding of black goatskin with black morocco and black calfskin onlays. Top edge gilt.

Design Description:
Cross structure binding made from two pieces of unsupported goatskin parchment of slightly different hues. Fluted spine, yapp edges, and ribbon ties.


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Joanne Sonnichsen