Heather Bain
Susan Bonthron
Amy Borezo
Patty Bruce
Carolee Campbell
Rebecca Chamlee
Susan Collard
Coleen Curry
Cathy DeForest
Anna Embree
Ethan Ensign
Mark Esser
Don Etherington
Samuel Feinstein
Erin Fletcher
Madelyn Garrett
Ken Gilbert
Karen Hanmer
Monica Holtsclaw
Deborah Howe
Peggy Johnston
Jamie Kamph
Ellen Knudson
Rebecca Koch
Jill Krase
Alison Kuller
Monique Lallier
Sammy Lee
Amy LeePard
Carolyn Leigh
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christopher McAfee
Suzanne Moore
Hanne Niederhausen
Jeff Nilan
Claire Owen
Jan Owen
Graham Patten
Jana Pullman
Veda and Meda Rives
Suzanne Sawyer
Susan Share
CB Sherlock
Stanley Sherman
Priscilla Spitler
Emily Tipps
Jonathan Tremblay
Claire VanVliet
Tom Virgin
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Wendy Withrow
Rutherford Witthus

Monica Holtsclaw
Kansas City, Missouri

Monica Holtsclaw received a Diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts, under the instruction of Mark Andersson and Jeff Altepeter. She also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Monica enjoyed two internships in the conservation lab at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, as well as a summer of study in the bindery of Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden. Monica currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is the proprietor of Boombox Bindery. She specializes in hand bookbinding, restoration, and the creation of custom boxes and enclosures.

Website: BoomboxBindery.com

Monica Holtsclaw

The Frontier Horizon, 2012

The horizon represents a new frontier, personally and globally. Imagine that you can walk the rim of this binding where all of the sections are gathered. Look outward at the endless possibilities extending toward your future. Look inward at the layered spokes of your past and contemplate how your memories, experiences, and the people that have made an impact on your life might inform your steps toward each new frontier. This book structure represents a personal reflection as I search beyond my own horizons and limits. I push toward new experiences while carrying the past with me.

Dimensions: 10.75 x 10.75 x 2.5 inches; 27.5 x 27.5 6.5 centimeters

Cave Paper, Mohawk Superfine, vellum paper printed with mementos from the artist's past, linen thread, magnets.