1726. Bound in calfskin with hand tooling in gold.
1889. Bound in goatskin with inlays of leather and gold tooling.
Bound in full Nigerian goatskin, with inlays of painted leather with blind and gold tooling. (Collection of John G. Delly)
1596. Bound in goatskin with inlays of leather. Finished in gold tooling.
I learned the craft of bookbinding at The Book Restoration Company in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where I trained for 3 years with James Twomey. I opened the Tea Cup Bindery in 2006. In 2008, I learned the art of marbling with Galen Berry, and now offer hand-marbled papers for use on books and for sale.
Email Carolyn@teacupbindery.com to discuss your book project, or to request a speaking engagement or class.
Cary Suneja, MA, MLS, bookbinder and owner, Tea Cup Bindery
N53W15958 Creekwood Crossing, Menomonee Falls WI 53051
Carolyn@teacupbindery.com or 262-391-9612
Watch the Field Notes video featuring Cary marbling HERE
Watch the Field Notes process video: the Thistle marbling pattern
There are currently no bookbinding or marbling classes scheduled, but check back as art studios in the Milwaukee area begin to reopen.
I'll be demonstrating steps of the bookbinding process at MSOE's Lost Arts Festival on October 9th, 2021, with a limited number of books and marbled paper products for sale.