Pondside Pulp & Paper

Pondside Pulp & Paper

The Sunday Paper #372

July 18, 2021

June Tyler’s studio, Pondside Pulp and Paper, was established in 1995 in Norwich, NY. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary for this studio, June planned an exhibit of work created by workshop participants, for the summer of 2020. Due to the pandemic, the exhibit, “25 years of Papermaking at Pondside Pulp and Paper” was rescheduled for July 2021. Fifteen artists are exhibiting a variety of work in the field of papermaking, book arts, and other related media. “25 Years of Papermaking” will be held at the Mariea Brown and Raymond Loft Galleries, Chenango Arts Council, 27 West Main Street, Norwich, NY, July 16 – 30, 2021. In conjunction with the exhibit, a video of June making paper will premier at the opening reception. It will also be available on the Chenango Arts Council’s web-site at www.chenangoarts.org. Here’s a second video showing the work in the exhibition.


German artist and composer Hanne Darboven‘s (1941-2009) “Europa 97,” made from 384 sheets of paper, was recently on view at Petzel Gallery in NYC. On each day of 1997, Darboven headed a page with the date and the word “today.” Beneath, she repeated the digits of the day, month, and year. Click through to read more about the concept behind these grids.

Installation view of “Hanne Darboven: Europa 97” (1998), which comprises 384 sheets of paper.

Credit…Hanne Darboven and Petzel


Do you have one of those Little Free Libraries in your neighborhood? We do! Check out this one in Washington. The work of Audrey, a seventh grader who began making paper clothes for her drawing mannequins during the pandemic, is currently on display.


I love this! Andy Marks shows us (literally) how to reuse instead of recycle. The Marks family used six bags 569 times before they became the centerpiece of his piece We All Speak for the Trees.

Artist Andy Marks’ installation.


Here’s a powerful installation: Brooklyn-based neuroscientist turned artist, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, launched her installation, May We Know Our Own Strength as a place for survivors to safely unburden and see their stories woven into art.


Paper Tidbits:


In the Studio:

Every so often, a girl’s gotta purge her paper drawers. I went through my flat files recently and put together several sets that look like this. Do you need to add some Unique Handmade Sheets to your drawers? These sets of ten handmade sheets are available for $50 + shipping while they last. (BTW, I’ll be making abaca sheets in the near future – be on the lookout for my announcement if you’d like to order some translucent sheets).


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.


Featured this week in my Studio shop:

Woven Paper Lantern Online Workshop, Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds, LandEscape, an artist’s book, Playing With Paper


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  1. Hi Helen,

    Thanks for your blog post, the installation of German artist Hanne Darboven, reminded me of On Kawara’s “Date Paintings.” Which inspired my project “Equinox.” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/16/painting-day

    Have a great week, Louise

    • Helen Hiebert says:

      Louise, I think these daily projects are so powerful. I had to look up your book series – fantastic!

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