Mitzi Pratt inside her Aquinnah studio. Jeanna Shepard

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

On any given afternoon, one of three sounds can be heard coming from Mitzi Pratt’s Aquinnah bookbinding studio: the dull squeak of a 19th century press, sheers clipping through paper, or the piercing bang of a weighty backing hammer. While two may seem more tranquil than the other, Ms. Pratt describes all aspects of her work as meditative.

While the books, journals and sketchpads Mitzi Pratt creates vary in their final forms, they begin, homogeneously, as a stack of paper. 

Comments (3)

Suzette Sullivan,
I would love to meet you...I am in the process of completing a book of poetry...Would like to met with you in person,set up a date to met you on the island..I live in NY state now,was living on the Vineyard 2 years ago..oh how i miss it!
August 3, 2018 - 6:27pm
Mitzi Pratt, Aquinnah
You can teach me at mrprattbookbinder@
August 9, 2018 - 11:37am
Susan PUCIUL, Chilmark
Love to see details of the handiwork of this lifelong well as my favorite VW book between the stacks!
August 8, 2018 - 11:26am


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