John comes to JCBA as a letterpress printer, bookbinder and
papermaker. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and of
the MFA in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama, and
is one half of the partnership that makes up Convivio
Bookworks, a small press and book arts studio in nearby Lake
Worth. His favorite book is The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon
by Washington Irving. He reads some Washington Irving every time he
catches a cold.
Image: Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times, 1936
Eric, a native born son of Florida, earned his B.A. right here at Florida Atlantic University.
He is currently pursuing a second degree in Information Systems Management while helping to manage the
Jaffe Center. He is always happy to bore you with historical facts regarding Roman Antiquity, Middle Age
Islam, or early Irish Independence Movements and if you are really not careful, you might receive a lecture
upon Westerosian current affairs! The book he found most enlightening,
Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius.
Image: Clark Gable in After Office Hours, 1935
Student Specialist Charles Pratt
Charles likes cameras, optics, chemicals, and really bad puns. He started volunteering in 2014
(or 2011 depending on how you look at it). He is studying for his bachelors with a focus in photography.
When he isn't at JCBA he is typically doing something photo related or listening to off beat Norwegian
folk rock. Favorite book: The Camera by Ansel Adams
Image: Untitled; From Library of Congress/Farm Security Administration
Student Specialist Joao Victor Lordello
Joao, born and raised in Brazil, moved to Florida in 2014. He started his studies at Florida Atlantic University
in the Summer of 2017 and started working with the Jaffe Center ever since. He is studying marketing at the FAU
College of Business and is expected to graduate in 2021. His favorite book is:
The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs.
Image: Buster Keaton in The General, 1926
Book Reviewer Judith Klau
Judith writes most of the reviews of artists' books that you'll find on our website. She spends winters
in Florida, which makes her a proverbial snowbird, but while most snowbirds spend their days playing golf,
Judith is much more content researching artists' books and writing about them. And if we ever have a question
about Shakespeare, we know who to ask. Favorite book? Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
Image: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961