The Sunday Paper #462
May 28, 2023
I introduced a group to papermaking at our local bookstore this week. We used the simplest technique –shaking toilet paper in a jar and forming sheets using the tin can papermaking method. It is fun to see the lightbulbs go on when people learn to make paper. Everyone got a little kit to take home for future exploration.
How fun to read that Virginia Jaramillo is having a major retrospective exhibition of paintings and handmade paper works at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO. Principal of Equivalence opens June 1st. Jaramillo created her handmade paper works at Dieu Donné. An exhibition catalog is available.
I’m a fan of Eco Enclose, a Colorado company that distributes sustainable packaging alternatives to bubble wrap and other plastics. Most of their products are paper-based and recycled, and they’ve got excellent customer service. When I was looking for book mailers when The Art of Papercraft came out, the gal helping me suggested a discontinued item that turned out to be the perfect solution.
Fiber Fusion is a collaborative group of Cape Cod artists whose work has been on view at the Falmouth Art Center. The group attempts to challenge conventional thinking and expand the conversation of what fiber art can be. Carol Flax works with reclaimed paper, creating “paintings” of landscapes through an intricate collage process.
This video documents the process of several of the artists in the Paper is People exhibition now on view at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
- The Hand Papermaking auction ends today. Get your bids in for papermaking equipment, supplies, books and more.
- Radha Pandey taught my Paper Year membership about natural dyeing last year, and I see she’s offering a similar workshop online. I highly recommend it!
Papermaking Series: Pigmenting Pulp
Here’s the latest in my series of papermaking videos.
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