John M. Carrera is a printer, bookbinder, and artist who has taught and lectured extensively. Carrera’s work has been featured in shows at Yale University, Artspace New Haven, Salem State College, Oberlin College library, as well as venues in Italy and Finland. Carrera’s artwork has also been included in traveling exhibitions through the American Print Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and is included in many prominent public and private collections.
He has studied at Oberlin College, the University of Wisconsin, and the North Bennet Street School. He has developed and taught courses to adults and teens, including letterpress printing, wood engraving, non-adhesive bookbinding, book arts, and book structure. Carrera is the founder and proprietor of Quercus Press letterpress and bindery.
He is a member of the Letterpress Guild of New England, the Wood Engravers’ Network, the Guild of Bookworkers, and the Society of Printers and has spoken widely about the work with Webster’s as well as his other artwork. He lives in Frederick, Maryland.
Carrera occasionally takes on new commission work and is available for speaking and teaching engagements. Call or email him with inquiries.