Lisa Hersey of Antler Editions has been binding for ten years. Hersey took her first bookbinding class at Montserrat College of Art, and fell in love. She graduated in 2012 with an award for excellence in her concentration. Since graduation she has worked with many of the well known binders in the Valley, who have all helped her hone in her own binding skills. Her studio is located on the fifth floor in Cottage Street Studios in downtown Easthampton, MA. She works with many local artists to create one of kind and small edition works. What Hersey loves best about bookbinding is the ability to share the artwork in a handheld form, the tactile feel of the pages and the material choices.