Jody Alexander



I am an artist, bookbinder, teacher, and librarian living and working in Santa Cruz, California. My studio rests at a place where cows and brussel sprout fields are all that stands between me and the ocean. I'd like to spend a lot more time there.

Artist's Statement

My pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling and odd characters. The materials that I use include: my own handmade paper, bookbinder's mull, old wooden boxes, and found metal. I like to combine these things with my exposed spine bindings and other found objects to tell stories. I also enjoy rescuing old books in distress, tearing them apart and giving them new life as scrolls, wall books and other objects.


Contact Information

Teaching & Workshops

I teach book arts at UC Santa Cruz, Foothill College and San Francisco Center for the Book. I may be available to come and teach a workshop to your group - please inquire.

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