Michael studied bookbinding with Dominic Riley and paper conservation with
Karen Zukor, both in San Francisco, where he lived from 1994-2001. He was
involved in establishing the bindery at the San Francisco Center for the Book,
where he returns to teach each summer.
Now resident in the Lake District, Michael teaches bookbinding at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. In recent years he has been researching the structures of ancient and medieval bindings. He is a past chair of the North Wales & North West region of the Society of Bookbinders.