January 6, 2019
I had the opportunity to meet with and interview Mabel Grummer & Kim Schiedermayer, wife and daughter of Arnold Grummer, in October for Paper Talk. We talked about Grummer’s career, which eventually led to the family business that Kim still runs today, providing papermaking kits and supplies to educators and artists.
Arnold Grummer gained understanding of paper’s structure and technology working with PhD scientists while on faculty at the Institute of Paper Chemistry. He later added the duties of Curator of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum where he assisted visitors and correspondents from all over the world with scholarly research. Blending knowledge of the historic and scientific worlds of paper, Arnold Grummer’s respect and passion for paper along with a keenly developed ability to communicate led to five books and diverse presentations with his Great American Paper Machine’.
In the Studio
The January project in the Twelve Months of Paper How-To Book & Calendar is this floral lantern, crafted from a single sheet of paper. The paper is called Narcissus, and is from Reminiscence Papers, designed and printed in the US! The proprietress, Debra Glanz, is currently moving so her shop is on hiatus.
If you make the Floral Lantern, will you share a photo with us over in Club Paper?