Ovenbird Bindery is independently operated by bookbinder Jill Krase, offering a wide range of handmade books and bookbinding services.

Jill makes a variety of one-of-a-kind and small edition fine custom books and boxes for clients.

Jill also repairs and restores books and teaches others how to make books through private and group workshops. 

When time allows, Jill makes limited edition and one-of-a-kind artist books.

Call

9 a.m.–5 p.m. CST

Mail

Ovenbird Bindery
713 Johnson Street
Winona, MN 55987

Email

jill@ovenbirdbindery.com

Visit

713 Johnson Street
Winona, MN 55987

Exhibitions

Jill's work has been included in the following exhibitions:

2016

The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi, exhibit of book, paper, and print, also demonstrating the variety of ways the Mississippi has influenced and guided artists in their creative practice, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, http://www.mnbookarts.org/theriver/

Geographies: The Midwest Examined, exhibit of bookworks (including: bindings, artists’ books, calligraphy, broadsides, etc.) that relate thematically to the US Midwest, sponsored by the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, https://midwestgbw.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/geographies-on-display/

Bridges print exchange, each artist made an edition of 20 prints on the theme and made a binding or box to house their suite of prints, sponsored by the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, https://midwestgbw.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/bridges-print-exchange-exhibit/

2015

Vessel, traveling juried exhibition 2015–17of contemporary book works by members of the Guild of Book Workers. Five public and university libraries and book arts centers across the US. Catalog. https://guildofbookworkers.org/content/vessel

2013

Plainly Spoken, traveling, juried exhibition 2013-2015 sponsored by the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. Venues include Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas; University of Michigan. Ann Arbor; The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL; University of Iowa, Iowa City and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. https://midwestgbw.wordpress.com/exhibits/plainly-spoken/

Bind-O-Rama 2013: Historic Cut-Away Binding Structure Models, online exhibition curated by Peter Verheyan, Book Arts Web, http://www.philobiblon.com/bindorama13/index.html

2012

Bind-O-Rama 2012: The Bone Folder by Ernst Collin, online exhibition curated by Peter Verheyan, Book Arts Web, http://www.philobiblon.com/bindorama12/index.html

Horizon, traveling 2012–2014 juried exhibit of contemporary book works by members of the Guild of Book Workers. Nine public and university libraries and book arts centers across the US. Catalog. https://guildofbookworkers.org/sites/guildofbookworkers.org/files/exhibits/horizon/horizon_index.html

2010

New Views: Recent Work by Members of the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, Illinois State University, University of Illinois, Michigan State University Libraries, Iowa State University

Press
"Bound for Distinction," Coulee Region Women's Magazine Arts and Entertainment feature, Oct/Nov 2015