Bookbinding 101: Simple and Pretty

Susan Bradish

I am a former veterinarian turned artist, with special interests in book arts, printmaking and metalsmithing.  I hold a BFA from Eastern Kentucky University.  I like using a variety of materials in my work, especially things I find in nature and things I have collected over years of travel.  Handmade books are fascinating because they can be made in many shapes, sizes and forms.  One design can lead to variations and soon you have a whole family of book designs, each unique but always linking us to traditional arts and crafts of the past.


  • Venue:
    Skirted Turtle Studio
  • Time:
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Meets On:
        Sunday, March 15
  • Address:
    158 Burt Road
    Lexington, KY, 40503
  • Cost:
    $45 (includes materials)

With Susan Bradish.

Create a four-section, tabbed, softcover book personalized for yourself or a friend (80 blank pages each). These books are easy to create and make lovely gifts for the writer, traveler, cook, or artist. The covers come in many vibrant colors and will be embellished with a coordinating image of your choice. Limit: 7 participants. As a local artist, bookbinder, and the owner of Skirted Turtle Studio in Lexington, Susan Bradish enjoys sharing the creative process with others in ways that will enhance and bolster their abilities to work confidently on their own.

This class meets at Skirted Turtle Studio, 158 Burt Road, Lexington.

Register now for Bookbinding 101: Simple and Pretty.