Light of Day Bindery
Dea Sasso established “Light of Day Bindery” in 1989 as a sole proprietorship hand book bindery. She invites students at all levels of experience to join her in class to learn about traditional bookbinding techniques, book structures and boxes. She also offers a wide range of services to individuals and institutions; they include: new book bindings and protective boxes, book repair, restoration of books and documents, paper conservation, small editions and classes in all aspects of hand bookbinding. (Further description of these classes and more bookbinding services are detailed throughout the website.)
Light of Day Bindery offers personal instruction at the bindery in Asheville, North Carolina; Dea has taught and continues to teach at many of the institutions listed below including: Smith College; Harvard University; Worcester Art Museum; Northampton Guild Studio School; Becket, Dunedin, Maitland and Florida Gulf Coast Art Centers; The Augusta Heritage Program of Davis and Elkins College; Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh; Garage Annex School in Easthampton, MA; NH Guild of Craftsmen in Hanover; Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA; BookWorks of Asheville, NC; and the John C. Campbell Folk School located in Brasstown NC, where Dea is the Resident Artist for Book Arts. View her current teaching schedule here.
Dea has developed and retails the popular Bindery in a Box® which provides a compact set of professional equipment for the hand bookbinder. In addition, Light of Day Bindery offers custom made paring and lifting knives for paper and book restoration work as well as custom marbled and decorated papers for special projects. Please do not hesitate to contact the Bindery for any of your bookbinding needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!