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Two Reasons Why I Love Production Work

Production work. I love it. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. For some the repetition is mind numbing, boring, tedious (you name it). I get that. Some times it’s those … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Time-Lapse Recycling

We hear a lot about the evils of paper, one of the evils being that paper use is wasteful. The fact is that paper is one of the most recycled … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview: Cathy Frood and Steve Carroll of St. Cuthbert’s Mill

St. Cuthbert’s Mill is an English paper manufacture that has been in operation since the 1700s. Currently they specialize in artist papers that they produce on one of the world’s … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Video: Handmade Flax Paper at Cave Paper

Last summer I worked at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, MN. The mill opened in 1994 in the lower levels of an old warehouse near the banks of the Mississippi and ‘Cavelike’ is … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

My Love Letter to Paperclassroom.com

I wanted to take this ‘Paper Industry Monday’ to talk about the website Paper Classroom. The UK-based site is the work of Steve Mann who received his PhD from the Department of … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview: Whitney Korstange of The Maple Street Paper Company

After graduating with an MFA in printmaking from Arizona State, Whitney Korstange and her sister Hilary purchased a fully equipped, 20-year-old handmade paper mill and moved it from Vermont to … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Printmakers and Papermakers

The capstone experience for SUNY-ESF paper undergrads is the paper machine run. The students are given three paper grades with specific requirements like thickness, opacity and brightness. They split into groups mimicking … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 2 Comments