The essential focus of the collection is on artists' books and the broader topics of the Book Arts: letterpress printing, fine binding, handpapermaking and paper decoration.

John Cutrone



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 Bush

Office Manager


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

Charles Pratt

Student Assistant


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

Judith Klau

Book Reviewer


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