A Cubicard Finale

The Sunday Paper #296

January 26, 2020

Paper of the Week: Jean-Paul LeConte on Paper Talk

It was such a treat to speak with Jean-Paul LeConte who runs the popular website Best Pop Up Books with his girlfriend Denice in The Netherlands. We talk about how the purchase of a copy of Robert Sabuda’s Alice in Wonderland pop-up book several years ago, led him

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My Colorado Paper Retreat

The Sunday Paper #295

January 19, 2020

Paper of the Week: Red Cliff Paper Retreat

Registration is now open and you are invited to my studio in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the 7th Annual Red Cliff Paper Retreat! The 2020 Retreat theme is Woven Paper: Books/Vessels/Lighting. Come experience a variety of papers that can be made by hand, cut, folded, stitched and woven to

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Architecture in Paper

The Sunday Paper #294

January 12, 2020

Paper of the Week:Kozo Grid Paper

I am still messing around with the grid watermark on my mould. Once I remove it, I’m not likely to reuse it, so I’m trying to make the most of it with pulp I have on hand in the studio. This is some kozo I had hand beaten and stored in

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The Paper Studio

The Sunday Paper #293

January 5, 2020

Happy New Year!!

Paper of the Week: Once More: Japanese Papers

You should have received an e-mail from me yesterday, with my post about the papers I picked up in Japan. Here’s another link to that post, in case you haven’t had a chance to read it.

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In the Studio: The Paper Studio

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Off the Grid Paper

The Sunday Paper #292

December 29, 2019

Paper of the Week: Grid Paper

I have been playing around with my new Cricut Maker (a desktop machine that will cut watermarking material, among other things) and this is the first design I cut and made paper with. If you know anything about watermarks, the imagery cannot be too wide or the pulp slips off of

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Wishing You a Wonder-Filled Holiday Season

The Sunday Paper #291

December 22, 2019

Paper of the Week: Arnold Grummer’s Annual Press Sale

It’s that time of year for Arnold Grummer’s Annual Press Sale. I bought one of these last year and have used it for a traveling papermaking workshop and for book binding – it is a well-crafted, sturdy small press, and I love it! I have the larger size.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Solstice

The Sunday Paper #290

December 15, 2019

Paper of the Week: Japanese Paper

I plan on posting more images of the papers I acquired in Japan, but here are the sheets made by makers I met. From left to right: two heavier weight sheets of Japanese kozo paper created in Yamaguchi Shohachi’s studio; two thin whispy sheets of mitsumata paper created by Chie Honma;

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Echizen Paper

The Sunday Paper #289

December 8, 2019

Paper of the Week: Echizen Paper

As you read this, I’ve just returned home from a two-week trip to Japan. I waited 30 years for this adventure, and it was definitely worth the wait! I was living in NYC back then, working odd jobs and trying to find something I was passionate about. My father was in

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Give the Gift of Water

The Sunday Paper #288

December 1, 2019

Paper of the Week: Mitsumata

Traveling is so much more fun when you have a guide. I’ve been lucky enough to meet people I know through paper every day so far in Japan. Highlights have been visiting a former retreat participant’s Japanese home, shopping at Itoya, a 12-story shop dedicated to paper, meeting up with some former Oregon

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The Paper Explorer

The Sunday Paper #287

November 24, 2019

Paper of the Week: One Sheet Wonders

As I proofread this issue of the blog, I’m enroute to Japan, and I invite you to follow my adventure on Instagram.

Greeting card by Mario Armengol made from one sheet, in my collection, probably purchased at MoMA in the 80’s.

Writing a book is quite an undertaking. It

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