The Sunday Paper #256
April 21, 2019
Paper of the Week: Shizen Screen Printed Papers
Shizen Design papers are manufactured by hand in India. These papers are made from t-shirt cotton waste, and the huge variety of patterns are screen printed. These papers are acid-free, distributed by Shizen Design in Kansas City, and are available through a variety of retailers, including Artists & Craftsmen and Mulberry Paper & More.
Here’s a lovely video about Shizen Design Papers.
Lynn Sures on Paper Talk
I recently interviewed Maryland artist Lynn Sures, who works with handmade paper in a variety of ways. Lynn tells me how she first discovered that paper was made by hand while reading the book Papermaking by Dard Hunter, and that she assumed that nobody on earth made paper by hand anymore (she was wrong)! We talk about her teaching philosophy and her work with pulp painting. And we discuss the paper she makes to draw on –she says if you make your own paper, it isn’t scary to draw on a blank sheet. Lynn describes one paper she took to Africa with her on a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. She has spearheaded several unique papermaking efforts, including the Pulparazzi and the National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial. And she was recently elected president of Friends of Dard Hunter, the national papermaking organization that was founded to preserve Dard Hunter’s collection and currently meets annually in a different part of the country. Enjoy the episode!
- The 7th annual National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial deadline is April 30th.
- Magnolia Editions has a treasure trove of information on their site, some for purchase and some for free, such as Sidedness, which describes the two distinct sides of a handmade sheet.
- Books, Vessels, & Containers, oh my! How do you store your stuff? Come explore a variety of papers that can be cut, folded, stitched and manipulated to create books, tubes, pockets, envelopes, maps, bags and more at the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, held in my Colorado studio, September 14-18. One spot left!
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