The Sunday Paper #323
August 2, 2020
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Papermaker of the Week: Cathleen Baker
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I had the pleasure of interviewing Cathleen Baker on Paper Talk recently. We talk about how she moved to the U.K in 1968 where she eventually became the paper conservator for the Courtauld Institute Galleries in London, and how handling the old papers in the documents she was preserving sparked an interest in paper. Among many other interesting projects, Cathy wrote the biography of Dard Hunter, which involved moving into his home in Chillicothe, Ohio (which his grandson now owns). Cathy publishes her own work, along with award-winning books about the history and technologies of papermaking, printing, and bookbinding by others under her imprint, The Legacy Press. Enjoy our conversation!
I love meeting other artists in my online classes! David Friedman
is an eclectic artist who has been specializing in papercutting for the past 9 years. His work uses colored papers behind black paper to create striking colored shadows behind his elegant and complex designs. Be sure to click through to see his papercut typeface + more of his wonderful work.
© David Friedman, “Thick and Thin”, red, blue and black Canson Mi Tientes papers and basswood stilts, 20 x 20 inches.
This ‘rice paper’ from Vietnam
made it into my news feed, although it is not truly paper, but an edible rice paper. I had to laugh because there is a misnomer that Asian papers are made from rice (you can make paper from rice straw, but the rice we eat does not have enough cellulose to make paper). From what I know, there is a paper made from the rice pith plant, but it is a shaved paper, more similar to payprus or amate. Anyways, I thought I’d throw these in here, because they are so beautiful! And if anyone was with me in 2014 after the opening of my installation of The Wish, I think we ate these at dinner afterwards!
The work of Garip Ay, as seen on This Is Colossal.
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