Richenda Brim - Letterpress Studio & Bindery
American Made Since 2013
Richenda Brim - Letterpress Studio & Bindery is the culmination of my 20 years of study and work in book arts and letterpress. Previous incarnations, including the letterpress card line Clementine Press, have grown into my dream business that combines print work, bookbinding, and teaching. All of my work uses traditional craft processes - hand set type, individually printed pieces, hand torn paper, traditional binding structures - to realize original designs with a modern sensibility. I believe in the evidence of the maker's hand in handmade work and enjoy the unique surprise of each hand printed card and hand bound journal.
What makes your business unique?My business is not just about realizing my own creative dreams. It is also about encouraging the maker in others. Through bookbinding classes, design consulting, and even commission work I seek to support the creative visions of my students and clients.
What's the best business advice you've received?A very inspiring yoga friend often says: stay on your own mat. This has become a powerful mantra as I build my business. While other business stories can be inspiring, the tendency to compare can be stifling. I'm working hard to trust my dreams and follow my own plan to success.
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Voting for Category WinnersAug. 26 - Sept. 22, 2013
Vote for your favorite makers in crafts, food, and more.
Category Winners AnnouncedSeptember 23, 2013
Discover our 2013 American Made winners.
Voting for Grand Prize WinnerSeptember 23 - 30, 2013
Which maker receives $10,000? You decide.
Grand Prize Winner AnnouncedOctober 1, 2013
Find out who our 2013 Audience Choice Award Winner is.