David J. Lawrence

Dallas, Texas 
Born in Dallas, Texas, Lawrence received an undergraduate degree in choral conducting from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a masters degree from the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He began his study of bookbinding in 1998 with Pamela Train Leutz at the Craft Guild of Dallas.

Example Binding: 
Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst. 
The Raven Steals the Light
Illustrated by Bill Reid.
Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1984.

These episodes from Haida mythology are bound in full leather, black morocco with onlays of midnight blue and metallic gold goatskins molded over carved board.

Design Description: 
Full leather binding of beige goatskin over three-dimensional boards, text block sewn onto vellum bands, recessed opal cabochon set into the front cover, and back-pared title of red goatskin. The headbands will be worked in multicolored silk and gold metallic threads.


David J. Lawrence example binding


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David J. Lawrence