About DB


President: Lori Sauer
Lori did her bookbinding training at the City Literary Institute in London under the tutelage of Sally Lou Smith and David Sellars before setting up on her own in the mid 1990's.

She currently works from her home in Wiltshire working on private commissions. In 2011 she founded BINDING re:DEFINED, a programme of workshops focused on the teaching of little used and alternative book structures. She also teaches workshops and masterclasses on a regular basis both in the UK and abroad and has run an open studio class in Salisbury since 1996.

In 2000 Lori won the Designer Bookbinders Silver medal, was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2001 and President in 2015.

Her design bindings are housed in public and private collections including the British Library and the Alexandria Library in Egypt.


Secretary: Wendy Hood

Wendy studied Fashion and Textiles at Bristol Polytechnic and worked in London for several years as a clothes designer for a leading High Street store. On moving to Bath she established a small business designing and making a range of nursery and home products which she sells through shops and online.


Treasurer: Jack London



Executive Committee 2016-2017

Lori Sauer (President and Chair)
Jo Bird (Fellow)
Angela James (Fellow)
Peter Jones (Fellow)
Rachel Ward-Sale (Fellow)
Richard Beadsmoore (Licentiate)
Julia Dummett (Associate)
Sayaka Fukuda (Associate)
Jeanette Koch (Associate)


Designer Bookbinders