In Memory of Don Guyot, post by Dennis Plank
The following image and text was found on the Guild of Bookworkers website. Don was a past Vice-President at Large in that organization. The description of the image is from Don and I suspect most of the short bio was also as it has the feel of his writing.
Don A. Guyot was born in 1944. Following college, Don Guyot completed a master’s degree in librarianship and began working at the Seattle Public Library. Intending to become a rare book librarian he completed a second master’s degree in ancient Greek history at the University of Washington. After becoming interested in and diverted by hand bookbinding, he left librarianship and opened a repair bindery in Seattle. He learned to marble paper largely on his own because he could not ﬁnd the papers he wanted to use in his business, and began teaching workshops throughout the country. In addition to Western-style marbled papers, he also excelled in the art of suminagashi, an ancient Japanese technique of decorating paper by ﬂoating inks on water.
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