This class filled almost instantly, and attending Guild members learned several helpful tricks from Artemis. One of the smartest and simplest was to keep a damp sponge in a sushi tray handy during glueing sessions, for keeping glue off the fingertips. Another was to employ a “colophon” with each hand-made book. This is a space, often inside the back cover, to make an artist’s statement about the book, and provide information about sources and credits. This is also where an artist signs the book and provides an edition number. And, we were treated to the use of a piercing cradle, a clever assembly of book board that holds signatures in perfect alignment for piercing with an awl. Look for a cradle-making workshop in the months ahead!