Paper on Mt. Everest

Paper on Mt. Everest

The Sunday Paper #213

June 17, 2018
Happy Father’s Day to everyone!

Paper of the Week: Pondside Pulp & Paper

June Tyler offers papermaking workshops in her Norwich, NY Studio Pondside Pulp and Paper. She has a new 4’ x 6’ mould and deckle made by Tony Carlone for workshop participants to use. This summer, she and Tony are offering the following workshops: Shibori Dyeing, Big Paper, Super Thin Handmade Papers, Eco-printing and Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps. Follow the link to read more about each workshop and sign up!


In the Studio:

I’m excited to be holding a webinar/info session about my upcoming class Paper Illuminated this coming Thursday, June 21st. If you think you might be interested in taking the class but have questions, this webinar is for you!

I’ll be showing images and talking about:
  • The projects we’ll be creating
  • How the lessons will be delivered
  • The supply kit (there are now two kit options – with or without paper)
  • How you can get the most out of class​
  • The skills you will learn (and take beyond the class)
This will be a fast-paced 30-minute event, and there will be time at the end for a Q&A.
Sign up for the webinar at this link. If you can’t make it on the 21st but are interested, please sign up anyways – I will send the replay to everyone who registered, and I’ll be sharing a paper tutorial with those who are registered!

This is the armature for a lamp structure we’ll create in the Paper Illuminated Online Class.

Papery Tidbits


If you happen to be in Burnie, Tasmania, visit the Burnie Regional Art Gallery where the paper fashion pieces that just debuted in a runway exhibition Paper on Skin are on view.

If you’re curious about the subject line of this blog post, here you go! Last month I spent a couple hours with Tom Leech in Northern New Mexico to record episode #25 of Paper Talk. In this episode, Tom tells us about his early memory of the smell of paper, when his missionary aunt sent him toys from Japan wrapped in Japanese paper; his first experience with papermaking – while studying sculpture and printmaking with Winifred Lutz; and how his interest in environmentalism led him to make recycled paper at 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest. Have a listen!

I thought it would be fitting to include this fascinating article about the life of a conservator, in this case Indiana University conservator Jim Canary. Jim was involved in the Paper Road Tibet Project, which Tom Leech talks about in the podcast mentioned above.

Conservator Jim Canary explains how he plans to repair the binding of a book that is currently kept in a cardboard box. Canary conducts repairs in the Lilly Library’s conservation lab. TY VINSON

I’ve written about Rogan Brown before, and you have a short window to admire the Magical Circle Variations series up-close at the C Fine Art gallery in NY State from July 5-8, 2018. Brown creates intricately cut paper art that mimics and compares various organic formations such as cell structures, microbes, shells, and fossils. Just amazing!

Are you the owner of a 2017 or 2018 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar? I’m looking for images of projects that you’ve created to promote the 2019 calendar (and maybe even publish in the new calendar). If you have photos, please send them to me at Thank you!


About our Sponsor: Pondside Pulp and Paper is a papermaking studio, established by June Tyler in 1995, in Norwich, NY. Various workshops are offered in many aspects of handmade paper. Click here for a full list of workshops! You can also follow Pondside Pulp and Paper’s on their blog as well as on facebook.


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