About Us

I grew up in academia; both my parents are artists and teachers. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Studio Art, and with an M.A. from The Cranbrook Academy of Art located near Detroit, Michigan.

I worked for many years inside the University of Texas Library system.  My work included teaching students and staff general collections book repair. I was also a teacher at the Conservation Treatment Lab at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

My work at BookLab included creating and job paperwork for preservation photocopying, limited edition binding, and book repair. My work at BookLab II included marketing products to museums, libraries and presses across the country; constructing custom archival book boxes; and building limited edition books including sewing, cutting and binding.

I also served as a book repair volunteer at The Harry Ransom Center Book Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. At the HRC Book Lab, I handled and performed book and paper repairs to fragile materials of significant value, including materials from the 17th through the 20th centuries.