Madeleine Durham

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Madeleine Durham is a paste paper artist who shows her work in her hometown of Santa Fe, NM and around the country.  She travels to many shows including the annual Guild of Book Workers  Standards Conference,  the International Calligraphy Conference, and Codex.  Her papers lend themselves well to many applications including fine book binding, calligraphy, book art, and collage.  She’s produced special-edition work for Nawakum Press, Palace Press, and Instagram. Her papers are part of the Paper Legacy Project in the Watson Library at the MET.  In a moment of inspiration years ago she happened upon a way of creating paste paper designs using a brush technique.  Her technique has evolved into a painterly approach with which she creates New Mexico landscapes and floral mandalas.  A member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, she displays and sells her art just off the city’s historic downtown plaza.  She also teaches.

Check out her gorgeous paste papers:



Watch this amazing video by Carlo Zanella about Madeleine’s work!

Here you see Madeleine surrounded by her artwork at her booth at the Santa Fe Society of Artists show:

You can learn more about Madeleine on her website, follow her on instagram and facebook.


Music featuring excerpts of Makin’ Paper folk song by Peter Thomas. Listen to the full song and find out about other paper and book arts folk songs.

Gary A. Hanson did the sound editing for this episode.  He practices and refines his skills in audio production while making his own podcast I’ll Have a Beer and Talk, a show about tech news, culture, weird animal stories and of course, beer. Gary is also the Deckle in Pulp & Deckle, a Portland-based community hand papermaking studio.