Laura Wait

Denver, Colorado
Wait has a degree in Art History from Barnard College, New York, and a background in studio art. She studied with Richard Tullett at Croydon College of Art, England and with Don Etherington and Tony Cains at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Wait has run a bookbinding studio in Denver since 1981, conserving rare books and creating art books and fine bindings. Her work is in several university and private collections.

Example Binding: 
Robert Louis Stevenson. 
The Child's Garden of Verses
San Francisco: Adrian Wilson at the Tuscany Alley Press, 1978.

Fine darkest green leather with colored edges and hand-decorated end sheets. Decorated with acrylic paint, colored foil, and gold tooling. The garden design is based on the artwork of unique art books.

Design Description: 
Traditional English style, full leather fine binding with hand-sewn headbands in blue and white silk. The design utilizes a leather joint and paste papers in blue and iridescent gold. The two female figures will be represented in pigment and colored foil, with the tower and green garden as leather onlays.


Laura Wait example binding


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Laura Wait