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Stone Eye, Signed Limited Edition, Unique Exhibition Binding by Scott Kellar



Stone Eye: Poems by Richard Taylor

Woodblock Illustrations by Wesley Bates

Unique Exhibition Binding by Scott Kellar

Signed Limited Edition – 120 of 600

Published by Larkspur Press, Kentucky in 2001

FINE Condition

Binding Details:  Stone Eye is a unique fine binding designed and executed by Scott Kellar in 2001. The binding is laced into boards and bound in full leather with leather onlays, blind tooling, and pigment foil embossing. There are silver hand sewn silk endbands, grey handmade endsheets, as well as black burnished edges. The book is housed in a custom made cloth covered clamshell box with a leather label containing the title and authors name in gilt.

The binding was selected for inclusion in 2002 Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers exhibit which was on display at numerous venues in 2003-2003 including Northwestern University and The Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

A copy of the exhibition catalogue along with Scott Kellar’s signed artist statement for “Stone Eye” will accompany the book.

The book measures 9.25” x 6” x 1”

Book Details:  Published in 2001 by Larkspur Press, Kentucky, Stone Eye is a collaboration between Richard Taylor, Kentucky's former poet laureate, Gray Zeitz, letterpress printer and publisher of Larkspur Press, and Canadian artist Wesley Bates who produced the woodcut engravings for the book. A total of 600 signed and numbered copies were released with 31 of these copies being set aside unbound so that unique bindings could be produced by members of the Guild of Bookworkers who were selected to participate in the 2002 exhibition. 

About the Artist: A master of traditional fine bookbinding, Scott Kellar has been working intimately with books for over 40 years. Introduced to bookbinding as a hobby in 1972, his commitment to the craft was immediate.

While pursuing a career in book conservation, Scott’s love of books expanded into the realm of design binding, where the art of the binder becomes integral to the book, adding yet another layer of imagery and interpretation to the work of the author. As a result, his artistic works have been featured in book art exhibition venues local, national and International. Awards won include the ‘Coup De Coeur’ award at the Biennale Mondiale de la Reliure D’Art, The Society of Bookbinders Award for Forwarding and the Fine Binding J. Hewit & Sons Ltd. Award. His studio in located in Chicago where he also teaches to share both his skills and vision.

Condition Report: The binding and custom clamshell box are in FINE condition.

Photographs of the binding and the clamshell box appear in the photo section of the listing.