Paper Think Tank

Paper Think Tank

The Sunday Paper #379

September 5, 2021

I had a lovely interview on Paper Talk with June Tyler, a visual artist for over 40 years who has been involved in papermaking for 32 of them. Her studio, Pondside Pulp and Paper was established in 1995 in Norwich, NY, where she has offered workshops during the summer and fall months. Tyler has spent most of her professional career teaching at various colleges, as well as offering workshops at her studio and other venues. Tyler likes to work in a variety of media: Painting, drawing, printmaking, artist books, papermaking, sculpture and mixed media, depending on the idea or imagery she is pondering at the time. Her work has been shown in solo, group and juried exhibitions. Enjoy our conversation!


British artist Kate Kato of Kasasagi Design crafts gorgeous altered books and intricate recycled paper sculptures.


Check this out: to celebrate the final part of La Casa De Papel, Netflix teamed up with four Filipino artists to create artwork inspired by some of the most iconic imagery and moments from all four parts of the hit series. The artwork, called #LaCasaDePapelChallenge, is a tribute to some of the greatest and most memorable moments of the show. Each artist created paper art in their own signature style. The work below is by Patrick Cabral.


If you know me, you know that I have a thing for Paper + Light. Take a look at these pendant lamps from Verdepumo’s Etsy shop sporting a spikey sea urchin vibe. They’re made from recycled paper. “Working with recycled paper is a way to turn garbage into poetry,” says Verdepumo shop owner and designer, Mery Spilotro of Italy. You’ll find a couple more paper lights at the link.

Photo: Verdepumo, Etsy


This is a great interview with paper artist Nicole Donnelly and her Philadelphia studio Paper Think Tank.


Paper Tidbits:


In the Studio:

I get a real kick out of teaching free mini workshops on Zoom. Last week, about 140 people joined me to create this fun little Books Rock! structure. It is so fun to see all of the variations in a session like this: different papers, words added, etc. We had a little time for some up close show & tell at the end. You can watch the replay here, and you’ll find a link to the supply list and template right there on Youtube if you’d like to create your own book that rocks.

I’ll start shipping out the supply kits for my upcoming Flexible Book Structures online class later this week. If you are thinking about joining us, please register soon (especially if you want a kit). If you have your own materials (there’s a link to the supply list on the registration page) you can sign up right until the last minute (we begin on September 20th)!


Featured this week in my Studio shop:

Now registering: Flexible Book Structures Online Class, The Paper Year (hold your spot), Curated Paper Collection #3, and The Papermaker’s Companion.

Flexible Book Structures Banner The Paper Year


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1 Comment

  1. We are interested to take part in the workshop. Kindly keep us informed when the registration opens.

    We, at Athulya , under Srishti Charitable Trust ( supported byTCPL and Tata trust ) have been making handmade papers using cotton and the locally available rawmaterials. and our papers are woodfree. We would like to learn more about paper making.

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