Top 10 Tidbits about Helen Hiebert:

helen-portrait21. I was born in Tennessee, grew up in Texas, and went to the University of the South
2. I lived in NYC for 11 years; in Portland, Oregon for 14 years and now I live near Vail, Colorado
3. I’ve written five how-to books
4. In 2008, I produced the film, Water Paper Time and in 2012 I created a how-to film called The Papermaker’s Studio Guide
5. I’ve stood atop the Brooklyn Bridge
6. I lived in Germany for two years
7. Yes, that was me in the New York Times vows section in 1996 and 2003!
8. I’ve traveled to Ecuador, Japan, Korea, Tasmania and throughout Europe
9. I bicycled across the United States in 1991 and
10. I’ve made an appearance on Sesame Street (see below).

And if this has piqued your interest, you might want to check out my artists’ books and community based installations.

The Twelve Months of Paper Calendar is a fun way to get involved in the paper community that I’m building, one sheet at a time.

You can also follow my weekly blog, listen to my podcast Paper Talk, and find me on FaceBook.

Oh, and I teach quite a bit too: in person and online.

“In Hiebert’s hands, paper becomes an alternately muscular and fragile material capable of enigma, mystery and beauty. She crafts small-scale works that suggest the influence of architecture and the landscape: radial patterns, hexagonal shapes, various undulating forms that resemble the waves of sand found in the endless desert.” —  DK Row, The Oregonian

Paper Making on Sesame Street