The Sunday Paper #261
May 26, 2019
Paper of the Week: Paper In the Field
My friend and colleague Andrea Peterson has a new book out, called In The Field (available via this link or by calling Hook Pottery Paper at 219.362.9478). Andrea has been living and working with plant fibers she grows and collects for over 20 years on her farm in northwest Indiana.
In the Studio
Twelve projects are designed and a selection of unique papers have been selected for the 2020 Twelve Months of Paper project book and custom paper pack. I’m busy writing instructions and taking photos of the projects. Which ones look intriguing to you?
- Arnold Grummer’s is having a flash sale on their presses. These are fantastic studio or classroom presses. I know because I own a large paper & book press!
- Have you listened to my podcast interview with Nancy Cohen?
- Hand Papermaking is a fantastic magazine about our little niche (do you subscribe)? Their annual auction is taking place right now and it ends today! Hop on over to check out the varied selection of items, including these papers by yours truly.
After the 2013 publication of Nick Basbanes’ On Paper, book artist Tim Ely called the author and requested the unbound sheets of the book, just as they appeared off the press. Five years later (earlier this spring), the artist sent Basbanes a note saying the book was ready, and had it shipped to Massachusetts under the most careful of conditions. What a treat for the author!
This is a really sweet NYT article: The Comeback of the Century: Why the Book Endures. It includes a reference to origami by Michelle Obama and Pat the Bunny, one of my children’s childhood favorites.
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