Pamela S. Wood

Tempe, Arizona 
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking Pamela Wood began bookbinding in 1995 studying with Joe D’Ambrosio. Her studies have continued in classes at the San Francisco Center for Book Arts and University of Utah Book Arts Program taught by Jody Alexander, Tom Conroy, and Hedi Kyle. She binds one-of-a-kind and artist’s books. Her work is represented in private collections and in the Rare Book Collection of the Phoenix Public Library. Wood is a Member of the Guild of Book-Workers.

Example Binding: 
James Lamar Weygand. 
The Weygand Tightwad Beater. Its Design & Construction.
Nappanee, Indiana: Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1970.
With two inserts by the author, “A Day in the Life of a Papermaker” and “Patterns.”

Clamshell box and cover, built in three pieces. Original hand-dyed bookcloth by binder used inside box and quarter bind, elsewhere Cialux evergreen cloth. Binding is traditional codex, with linen thread and tapes, endpapers are deep green Hahnemuhle Ingres Antique. Weygand’s logos are inlaid. IK White Laid, and Beater Patterns by Weygand.

Design Description: 
Binding sewn with linen cords and tapes. Text block with mull attached to a three-piece cover using Canapetta eggshell bookcloth. The two halves with contrasting color sides, Canapetta red and Canapetta blue. Inlay accents of stylized labyrinths, etched and printed with gold ink and attached to small inlaid squares. Cover and spine blocks printed with gold. Endpapers of handmade paper to match the eggshell color of the bookcloth. Colors were chosen based on the original text.


Pamela S. Wood example binding


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Pamela S. Wood