The Sunday Paper #339
November 22, 2020
Papermaker of the Week: Radha Pandey
Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has learned European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe and the United States. Her artists books are held in over 40 public and private collections internationally, including the Library of Congress and Yale University. Currently, Radha is working on an artist book inspired by Mughal floral portraiture from the 16th century, and how it was impacted by colonialization of plants. All the paper for the edition will be hand made in the traditional Indo-Islamic style. Radha teaches many of these techniques online. Click through to find out about upcoming workshops.
In the Studio:
I’m loving this watermark design based on Tangram puzzles. Did you play with Tangrams as a kid? They are an age-old set of shapes that you can put together in various ways. This sheet of paper features 24 Tangram sets that I arranged on the computer and then cut to create this watermark. Here you see a double-couched sheet with a dark purple sheet underneath, some plain sheets made with bamboo fiber, and a few other designs. You can see how these sheets dried on my Instagram.
- Have you listened to my interview with Susan Joy Share on Paper Talk?
- The Paper Year 2021 is coming… read all about it and hold your spot here!
- Join me for a 3-hour live online workshop through the Maine Media Workshop on December 6th. Spots are limited!
- I’m honored to be in such good company at the virtual 15th Anniversary Exhibition at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.
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