Patty Bruce trained with Monique Lallier at the American Academy of Bookbinding, Nicky Oliver in England, and Jan Sobota in the Czech Republic. Bruce received a Masters of Object/Sculptural Binding diploma from the Society of Bookbinding of the Czech Republic. Working full time as a bookbinder in her studio in Dallas, her bindings have been exhibited recently at the Center for the Book in New York and the University of South Dakota.
The Fairy Tales of Grimm & Andersen.
London and Glasgow: Collins’ Clear Type Press, [ca. 1910–1920].
Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Modified split board structure in a style developed by Jan Sobota, acrylic hand-painted leather cover, green textured sheepskin on interior boards. Complementary leather cord headbands, alcohol paper endsheets created specifically for this binding, all three edges painted.
A hand-painted cover for "The Apocrypha" inspired by biblical images found in historically significant churches and in illuminated manuscripts, a modified illustration to give the design a vintage feel. The illustration selected for the cover would wrap around the volume from the front to the back cover.