Jamie Kamph

Lambertville, New Jersey 
Kamph grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from Mt. Holyoke College with a degree in English Literature. She worked in New York City as a writer, editor and publisher. While interviewing Deborah Evetts, Kamph became interested in the art of bookbinding. She established Stonehouse Bindery in 1973 at her farm in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Example Binding: 
Isak Dinesen. 
Babette's Feast
Covelo, California: The Yolla Bolly Press, 1998. 

Full wine-red oasis goatskin with still-life "painting" of fruit and wine onlay. Gold-tooled highlights and titling.

Design Description: 
The design is based on sixteenth-century sketches for a missing Bronzino fresco. The intertwined bodies will be beige oasis goatskin onlays on a blue goatskin background. The sample binding includes the technique of applying gold tooling without a pattern to approximate a spontaneous play of light on the forms. Gold-tooled spine titling.


Jamie Kamph example binding


Jamie Kamph design proposal

Jamie Kamph