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

33. Bookbinding Workshop: Early Coptic Books

During this workshop, students will learn how to make books in the style of early Coptic books from the 3rd and 4th Century, known as the Nag Hammadi codices. These books are made using leather and papyrus. Tools and materials will be provided but if you have your own bonefolder, please bring it along.

34. Bookbinding Workshop: Japanese Bookbinding

In this workshop, we will explore several methods of Japanese bookbinding using traditional Japanese tools and materials. Students will begin by making a Japanese handscroll and four traditional Japanese stab bindings. Classic account and receipt book structures will also be covered. Several authentic Japanese books will be available to examine as well. Tools and materials will be provided, but if you have a bonefolder please bring it with you.