The Sunday Paper #210
May 27, 2018
Paper of the Week: Five Books about Pop-UPs
In the Studio: Paper Talk
I had a lovely visit/podcast interview with Pat & Peter Gentenaar in The Netherlands in March. I hope you’ll listen to our discussion over on Paper Talk. Peter & Pat met in the late 60’s at the California College of Arts & Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland and settled in the Netherlands shortly afterwards. Peter talks about how the struggle to make three dimensional prints led him to envision making his own paper, and how an introduction to commercial papermaking at the Royal Dutch Paper Factory got him started. Pat talks about how studying fiber arts at CCA with well-known fiber artist Trude Gueromonprez ultimately led her to creating pulp paintings before there was even a name for the technique. We discuss how they navigated the financial support system for Dutch artists, raised two daughters, and restored the historic farmhouse where they still live and work.
- I’m updating my website and have added The Paper Shop, which features studio samples, papers and more. Take a peek!
- I’m teaching my Paper Illuminated Online Class this summer! Click here to be notified when registration opens June 1st. Class begins in mid-July!
- Join me at Idyllwild Arts during the week of July 4th. Find out more about The Potential of Paper and Paper Sculpture.