Priscilla Robinson on Paper Talk

The Sunday Paper #196

February 18, 2018

Paper of the Week: New Podcast Episode! Paper Talk

I love hearing the stories of hand papermakers: how they discovered paper, what drew them in (hand papermaking is a serious commitment after all), how they’ve set up their studios, and the twists and turns of their careers. Paper Talk is a monthly podcast series featuring artists and professionals in the field. I just released Episode 21 with Priscilla Robinson, a paper artist based in Austin and Taos. Have a listen!

© Priscilla Robinson, Garden of the Summer Moon, cast paper, acrylic, fused glass, commissioned by Inova, Fairfax, VA


In the Studio: 

My bi-annual paper sale continues through Tuesday. I had a little mix-up when I launched it here last week, so feel free to take another look! Twice a year, I clear out my flat files to make room for new papers, and you get a paper sale! Treat yourself to unique handmade papers that you won’t find anywhere else in the world!

I have a surplus of decorative paper packs and they’re going for $20 each


Papery Tidbits:


Here’s a paper chain with meaning. Auckland artist Tracey Cannon is using her latest exhibition to show how the mental health system is failing some people. Her experience with mental health issues and being admitted to an Israeli psychiatric hospital in her 20s inspired her art, Chain of Events.

A 200 meter paper chain made up of pages from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Volume 4.

This is a sweet tutorial for making an origami fortune cookie. When I lived in NYC and worked at Dieu Donné Papermill, we printed up paper fortunes and had them inserted into our own custom fortune cookies in Chinatown!

Here’s a clever gift! Give the gift of paper with Hand Papermaking Magazine’s special Paper Valentine”! Simply order a one-year subscription to Hand Papermaking any time in February, and they’ll send a free extra copy of our current (Winter 2017) issue to a loved one of your choosing. Use the code “PAPERVALENTINE-MC1” when you order, and be sure to have your loved one’s address handy.

I love this sentiment about the substrate that the artist Zarina uses in her work: “Paper — sheets of creamy surfaces that reveal an extraordinary range of tones and textures — forms the core of Zarina Hashmi’s epic showing at Gallery Espace in New Delhi“. Some of the headlines are great too: Prayer and Geometry, Abstract yet Minimal. And the title of the show: Weaving Darkness and Silence. If you find yourself in New Delhi, have a look at her work at Gallery Espace, on view until March 3, 2018.

(Left) Zarina Hashmi, Behind the Fence, 2017, woodcut printed in black on BFK light paper, mounted on Arches Black paper, edition 1/15; (Right) Untitled, 2017, collage with BFK paper printed with black ink, mounted on Somerset Antique paper

This is a great article about how designer Anna Bond built Rifle Paper Company, which started in her garage, into a multi-million dollar company.


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