Mary Uthuppuru creates artist books, bindings, boxes, and prints inspired by science, literature, and travel. After receiving a BA in Art History and a master’s in library science with a specialization in rare books she closely studied the history of the book accompanied by training through workshops across the country. Mary began working as a Conservation Technician at the Lilly Library in 2007 and gained an in-depth study of book structures and their repair under the direction of the head of Conservation. As of 2010, she began her career as a full-time book artist and bookbinder under the name Spring Leaf Press at her home studio in Bloomington, Indiana. Mary took on the role of the owner of Colophon Book Arts Supply in 2017 and brings her experience as an artist to the role of shopkeeper. Mary continues to exhibit work nationally and internationally and teaches workshops throughout the country.