Joy Tonkin

joy 2019 cJoy came to bookbinding in the early 1990s.   She is a graduate of the University of Canberra in paper conservation and has studied in Ascona in Switzerland, Belgium and Italy.    Joy and John run a book arts business in Canberra.   They specialize in conservation and restoration of rare books, works of art on paper, and one-off fine designer bindings.   They are experienced teachers and offer a range of instruction in the book arts.   Joy exhibits nationally and internationally and her work can be seen in many international collections.


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