The Sunday Paper #161, June 4, 2017
I met June Tyler in the late 90’s at a craft fair in Brooklyn where we were both showing our paper art. What a treat it was to re-discover her on facebook a few years ago and to see the evolution of her work! June teaches this sculptural process at her studio, Pondside Pulp and Paper. She’s also offering a workshop in Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps (team taught with Tony Carlone) at the Morgan Conservatory for Papermaking in Cleveland, Ohio on July 14 – 16, 2017. Follow the links above to see images of what participants can create and to register!
In the Studio:
Euclid has been the muse of many, and now it’s my turn. I’m working out the production details for a new artist’s book featuring polyhedrons that you can transform on the page.
Here’s a fun fact about denim that I didn’t know: more than 80 per cent of denim actually ends up in landfill (in Canberra, Australia at least). In a small studio there, artisans are recycling unwanted denim jeans and jackets by turning them into paper. Paperworks is a not-for-profit social enterprise that uses the art of papermaking to engage marginalised people and those with special needs.
Speaking of recycling… Analee Garcia turns old newspapers into flower vases, bags, chandeliers, laundry baskets and pen holders.
Looking for some summer reading? Standard Deviation, Katherine Heiny’s debut novel, centers around the mother of a 10-year-old son with Asperger’s who is an origami prodigy.
Wowza! Check out these intricate paper cuts by Vinodh Kumar.
Read about the adventures of Jack Blake & Barbara Salvadori as they cycle The Paper Road! The two women are cycling east through Europe to Asia, tracing the history of paper.
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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Im going to he workshop that June Tyler is teaching at the Morgan in July. I’m very excited about it. Lou
Awesome, Lou! Report back.
Love the idea of your artist’s book featuring polyhedrons!
Thanks for the link to the Cycling the Paper Road! Fascinating adventure with the paper connection.
Thanks, Louise… designing is my favorite part of a project! Now on to making 400 + sheets of paper – aacckk!
I know, Nancy. I couldn’t believe that those ladies thought up that adventure!
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