Claudia Cohen has been working with some of the top names in fine press and artists' books for over three decades, including Gehenna Press, Pennyroyal Press, Cheloniidae Press, the Museum of Modern Art, Grenfell Press, the Whitney Museum, and David R. Godine, to name just a few. It was at Baskin's Gehenna Press that she was introduced to the book arts, initially apprenticed to master printer Harold McGrath. That eventually (and circuitously) led her to binding and a five-year apprenticeship with Gray Parrot. She established her own bindery in Massachusetts in 1983, and moved it to Seattle in 2003.
In addition to her ongoing limited edition and design binding work, Claudia has indulged her passion for paper in recent years, issuing a series of books mining her own collections.
Working from her studio in Seattle, WA Claudia does accept binding commissions. She currently focuses almost exclusively on unique or design bindings, box making for special collections or items, and small editions that appeal to her interests. Institutions, publishers or collectors with proposed projects should contact her with details.
Claudia also accepts commissions to create paste papers to suit a project's technical and aesthetic requirements. A minimum order is 25 sheets.