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

30. Bookbinding: Convert a Paperback to a Hardcover Book

In this weekend workshop, students will learn how to convert a paperback into an impressive hardcover book. Students may bring their own paperback books (although the books must be in good condition and approved by the instructor) or students can use a book provided by the instructor. The finished book will employ a sewn binding with a hardcover, spine lettering, either in full cloth or quarter cloth with marbled papers.

29. Adventures in Bookbinding

NEW! This class will undertake a bookbinding adventure, making four different types of books over the course of three afternoon classes. A variety of versatile bookbinding techniques and tricks will be introduced. This class is suitable for beginners as well as experienced folks who would like to expand their skills.

28. Paper Marbling

Ebru is the Turkish form of paper marbling; students will learn how to properly prepare the materials, and practice several different marbling patterns. Each student will produce 30 to 40 sheets of marbled paper to take home. Must be able to stand for the duration of the class. Bring an apron.