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Tag Archives: Handmade Paper

Project Recap – Hand Papermaking Journal Portfolio #12

A curated collection of pieces from artists working in pulp painting was the first Hand Papermaking Journal portfolio I sat with in person.  It was Hand Papermaking Journal Portfolio #7, it was at … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

3 Formation Facts & 3 Ways to Better Yours

  Formation describes how uniformly the fibers and other solid components of a paper furnish are distributed in the finished sheet and is massively important! Good formation results in desired outcomes … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · 6 Comments

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

The Three P’s: Porosity, Permeability and Permeance

All space is space in which to create. Eric Maisel I discovered an invisible empire of the air. Lee de Forest Think about a sheet of paper and you might … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

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

Video: Papermaking en español / Action Verbs

When I started doing the papermaking en español series, I knew we would need a little action for all the action verbs in papermaking. This is my first go at … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

Papel Hecho a Mano – The Adventure Begins!

I’m here and it’s happening. Buenos Aires, baby! The flights went off without a glitch (which was a relief because it was 24 hours of car to plane to plane to … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 9 Comments