Jean Bartlett

After working as a project designer for the furniture icon Herman Miller and large architectural firms in Baltimore and Chicago, Jean Buescher Bartlett managed a fine art photo gallery and an independent bookstore in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. She went on to complete graduate studies in Book Arts at the University of Alabama, apprenticed at the Yolla Bolly Press in northern California, and spent several years teaching elementary school art. Jean moved to Ann Arbor, MI in 1994. For the last twenty years she has operated Bloodroot Press & the Very Tall Bookbinders - - a studio and bindery in Ann Arbor, MI - frequently taking on CCS students as interns. Jean's limited edition, letterpress printed, illustrated books are in major collections worldwide, including the New York Public Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Detroit Public Library, the Dutch Royal Library, and the University of Michigan Special Collections. Jean has been teaching at the College for Creative Studies since 2006. She is married to Tom Bartlett who was the director of Matrix Gallery in Ann Arbor in the 1980's and 90's. Tom now runs Circumference, importing and selling Danish cargo bikes, as well as owning and operating a seven-person conference bicycle -


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