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Category Archives: Paper People

Instagram Scrapbook

Hello – it’s me! This year has been a year of travel and figuring things out and I’ve been wondering – how to get back into the blogging that I’ve … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Photo Album: Hello, Paperworld.

Hello, Paperworld. How ya doing? It’s been a long time. Eight months and some change. . . And I’ve missed you! Reasons for my prolonged absence? The start of a new … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview and Article: Silvia Turbiner – Visual Artist

Some of you might remember the interview I posted a year ago when I was working in Buenos Aires. In the first week of my apprenticeship my mentor, Alejandro Geiler, told … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rare Book School Wrap Up

I just got home from my paper geek-out week at the Rare Book School, at the University of Virginia. Two of the afternoon sessions consisted of a special collection showcase … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

Late Night Schoolin’ – Rare Book Style

Just fell into bed with my computer; it’s the end of day two at the Rare Book School (RBS) in hot and humid Charlottesville, VA. I’m here taking a course in … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

I Recycled – Now What? Why We Do It. Why It Matters.

The next time you get an ‘F’ on an exam, don’t be bummed out – you can help a tree out! This Spring Semester, the last semester of my graduate … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sping 2015: Fiber Art Now Article

Presenting my very first feature article, published in the magazine Fiber Art Now! I had the pleasure of interviewing Su Blackwell, Jennifer Collier and Pippa Andrews about their work with … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Guest Post: Joshua Strydom and the Making of Elephant Dung Paper

Introducing Joshua Strydom, a BFA student at Memphis College of Art. We met through Instagram (believe it!) when he posted a photo of paper he’d made from elephant dung. Read on … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 5 Comments

Interview: Christine Wilson of Studio Kreativity, Inc

Christine Wilson is a hand papermaker in St.Lucia, specializing in banana fiber papers and paper products. She’s been busy preparing for global entrepreneurship week, where she is hosting a brunch featuring women … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Future of the Craft

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Interview: Stephanie Hare of SHare Studios

  In a small coastal Maine town lives a papermaker and artist, Stephanie Hare. Stef and her partner Sean, a welder and carpenter, run SHare Studios out of an old farmhouse they are … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Papermaking Apprenticeship in Buenos Aires- Help Make it Pozible!

You may have seen my ‘About Page’ where I talk about being a graduate student. I just wrapped up my first year of my program in Paper and Bioprocess Engineering and … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Two Papermaking Podcasts For You

A friend recently commented on the two interviews I’ve posted to the blog so far. He enjoyed them and suggested I look into sharing interviews as audio files, too. I like … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 1 Comment