Coleen Curry bound her first book in 2003 with Tini Muira; the experience was a game changer. She became a student of Monique Lallier at the American Academy of Bookbinding and graduated in 2009 with a Diploma in Fine Binding. Notably she has studied with Eleanore Ramsey, Dominic Riley, and Hélène Jolis. Coleen assists Don Glaister teaching fine binding at AAB and has been teaching in Colorado and California since 2014. She is past President of the Hand Bookbinders of California and a Board member of the San Francisco Center for the Book. She exhibits internationally, has won several awards, and her work is held in private and public collections. Coleen’s aim is to craft technically evocative bindings that provide a visual, sensual, and tactile experience. Coleen is Canadian and lives in Muir Beach, California where she crafts design binding, and in her free time, runs trails, swims, and rock climbs. 


education & awards

 

 

 

 

 

American Academy of Bookbinding, Telluride, CO

  • Diploma, Fine Binding, 2009
  • Instructor, since 2014

Board Member of the San Francisco Center for the Book

Past President of the Hand Bookbinders of California

First Prize - Case Binding, Society of Bookbinders International Competition, 2015 / UK

First Prize - Fantasy & Nonsense Set Book Competition, 2012 / Colorado

Second Prize - Inter-School Category, Biennales Mondiales de la Reliure d'Art, 2015 / France

Highly Commendable for Inlays and Onlays Open Set International Competition 2017 / USA

Fantasy & Nonsense


  Quotations of Chairman Mao

Quotations of Chairman Mao

studied with

Monique Lallier, Eleanore Ramsey, Hélène Jolis, 

Dominic RileyDon Glaister, Sun Evrard