Mare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1979 and established The MKimberly Press in 1984.
She earned a BFA in Ceramic Sculpture at the University of Washington and an MFA at the University of Idaho. Her work can be found in over 85 public collections and museums including The Victoria and Albert, The University of Washington Special Collections, The Getty and The Library of Congress.
Mare has been a Library Fellow award winner from the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC and a Sally R Bishop Artist in Residence at the Center for Book Arts in New York.
She is the recent President of the Book Arts Guild, a regional organization for book artists and enthusiasts, on the Board of Directors for the College Book Art Association, and currently teaches at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.