“It is important for me to instill an appreciation for the cross-disciplinary nature of the book within my students and to demonstrate to them that any skills they possess (or will come to possess) can be incorporated into the process of creating a book.”
Bill Hanscom is an artist, educator, and writer living in Manchester, Massachusetts. He is an assistant professor at Montserrat College of Art, where he also serves as coordinator for the Book Arts BFA program, and a special collections conservation technician for the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard University. Bill has taught workshops across the Northeast on historical and contemporary bookbinding techniques, preservation methods, and origami. His current areas of research include cheap bookbinding in the early modern period and traditional Ethiopian bookbinding, on which he has had an essay published as part of the Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding series.
Education: B.F.A., Graphic Design, Montserrat College of Art; M.F.A., Book Arts/Printmaking, The University of the Arts, earning the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Study in Book Arts