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2021 Bookmaker Collective Team

Ali Manning

ali manningAli has been blogging about paper crafts and book arts since the internet dark ages of 2007. Teaching others to express their creativity through handmade books is her greatest joy. She believes that anyone can create a handmade book and it shouldn’t require expensive tools or equipment. Her students appreciate the way she breaks down the most complicated bookbinding projects into manageable and easy steps. Working from her studio in a converted textile mill in Massachusetts, she has taught thousands of students via her blog, Vintage Page Designs, in person and with her latest online adventure, The Handmade Book Club. Her work has been featured in Somerset Studio, Take Ten, Paper Crafts Magazine and Cloth, Paper, Scissors.

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Kristin Peterson

kristin petersonKristin Peterson is a third generation artist, originally from South Dakota. Kristin is always ex- ploring and expanding the creative depths of journal making. She is passionate about vintage collage and mixed media. Kristin loves color and things that have a love-worn comfortable feeling. Her journals contain a vibrance mixed with a little funk, and sprinkled with sensibility.

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Wendy Solganik

wendy solganikWendy Solganik, aka “Willa” on Instagram, is a life long artist and crafter, currently working in book arts, mixed media and watercolor. From production wheel pottery to scrapbooking to knitting and so many more passions, Wendy always dives deep to master a craft. After a fifteen year stint as the co-owner of Luscious Verde, a successful, Louie award-winning, custom invitation design, printing and manufacturing company, you can find Wendy at home in her studio, crafting handmade, colorful, and highly custom art journals for clients while caring for her large extended family. Her work has been featured in Uppercase Magazine. You just never know where she will wander to next!

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Tiff Goff Smith

tiffany goff smithI'm Tiffany Goff Smith and the Gal behind Southern Gals Designs. I live on the gulf coast of Alabama with my husband, fur/ feathered children. I am a creative alchemist who enjoys bookmaking, my most favorite books are made from the discarded unusual treasures. Taking what most would say is junk and throwing it out. I give it new life and it brings me refuge from the storms of the world.

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DeeDee Catron

deedee catronHiya folks! DeeDee here, I am a Mixed Media Artist residing in Las Vegas, NV. I have been an artist my entire life. The term "Mixed Media" was coined for me. I adore all mediums & have an affinity for bold patterns & vintage texts. I am the Owner & Creative Director of UmWowStudio, a mixed media supply manufacturer & love designing amazing products for talented artists to use! I am also {very honored to be} a worldwide teacher, both online & in person. Inspiring others makes my soul happy & keeps my heart full. There's nothing quite like bonding with someone over an art supply, tool, or piece. So, lets collect... let's connect... let's make some books... & be part of #thebookmakercollective! ♥

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Andrea Chebeleu

andrea chebeleuAndrea Chebeleu is the artist and entrepreneur behind A Work of Heart Studio, a public workspace and art supply shop in San Jose California since 1998.  Andrea enjoys all creative pursuits but mixed media, art journaling, watercolor and sketch journaling rise to the top of the list. Handmade books have always been a passion no matter what medium Andrea is working in.  Her favorite approach is to use either non-traditional supplies for making a book or turning old art into new books.  Her work has been featured in Art Journaling Magazine, Jewelry Affaire and Belle Armoire Jewelry.  Andrea loves to teach and in 2020 most of her in-person classes were converted to live zoom classes.

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