Suzi Cozzens is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and the Rhode Island School of Design. Suzi is a window designer and an assemblage artist. An avid collector of books and ephemera, she has a keen interest in the history of all things paper and delights in spreading the word about it’s magic.
Debora Dormody is the sole proprietor of If’n Books + Marks, a small bookbindery in Pawtucket. She sells her blank journals and albums to museum stores and gift shops nationally. She’s also had fun teaching bookbinding workshops to young and old for almost ten years.
Jessica Evans is a printmaker and book artist and the director of The Printed Page. She has studied and taught printmaking and book arts (as well as science and math) for several years and it brings her great joy to share her love of the book with others.
David Hazlett has his MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University, and his BA in Studio Art from Colorado College. David has taught 2-D design, printmaking, drawing and painting at the college level. He has also taught printmaking at the Sev Shoon Arts Center in Seattle, WA and Deep Creek Arts in Telluride, CO. In addition to printmaking, David uses related techniques to create encaustic paintings on wooden panels.
Ann Kingman has always surrounded herself with books, and has worked with book arts for several years. Ann comes to book binding from the world of rubber stamp art, and she enjoys using stamps and many other art media to decorate and embellish her blank books and journals. Ann has taught book binding and rubber stamping classes locally to students of all levels and backgrounds.
Louise Kohrman is a printmaker and book artist who is currently pursuing her MFA in Printmaking at The Rhode Island School of Design. She received her BA in printmaking at Smith College and has completed a printmaking and book arts program in Italy through the University of Georgia. Louise interned at Zea Mays Printmaking as a studio assistant and served as a teaching assistant at RISD. Louise’s prints and artist’s books are exhibited and collected nationally. Some exhibition venues and collections include the 15th and 16th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, The Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, La Petite X, The Smith College Mortimer Rare Book Room, The John Hay Special Collections Library at Brown University and the Amity Art Foundation.
Sarah Meyer is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Sarah has taught art locally and has collaborated on several cooperative art projects with lyndon farrington and local artists and students.
Michelle Venditelli is a self taught book artist with a wide and varied background in the arts. She has managed Carriage House Paperworks and was their resident artist for a year and a half. After Michelle completed a bookbinding apprenticeship in Mexico she spent five years in Los Angeles running a contemporary crafts gallery and making and selling her own books. Michelle currently manages the Bindery for Brown University’s Preservation Department.