Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS

Rhonda Miller is a bookbinder with a keen interest in book structures and historical bookbinding techniques. As a book artist, she does custom bookbinding and book repair as well as artists books, paper marbling, and print making. Rhonda has made prop books for television, traveling art journals for Levi Strauss, and has been interviewed for Bookbinding Now. Her work has been included in book art exhibits in various locations. One of her books is now part of a permanent collection of artist books at The University of GA-Cortona Library in Italy and an example of her work was selected for inclusion in "500 Handmade Books Vol 2."

While earning her Masters of Library and Information Studies, she took bookbinding courses through the Dawson Printshop at Dalhousie University. Later, she continued to develop her skills through a variety of workshops and intensive learning events such as the Paper and Book Intensive. Rhonda is owner and operator of MyHandboundBooks, a bookbinding and book arts studio and she has taught bookbinding classes at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design and at The Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland.


Current / Upcoming Courses

24. Bookbinding: Six Quick Books

In this workshop, students will explore six quick bookbinding structures. It is ideal for folks who are new to bookbinding and those with some experience who want to expand their bookbinding repertoire. Each binding has its own unique features. We will apply several bookbinding techniques that can be used individually or in combination with other techniques. The projects will include a mixture of sewn binding, adhesive binding, and folding to create six practical and versatile handmade books that require only basic tools and materials. Class breaks for one-hour at lunch.

23. Bookbinding: Secret Belgian Binding

We will make a journal using the Secret Belgian Binding technique (aka The Criss Cross Binding). Create a beautiful hardcover journal using this technique and discuss the "secrets" of its origins and the story behind its name. Tools and materials are provided but if you have some of your own tools, feel free to bring them. Class breaks for one-hour at lunch.