The Sunday Paper #465
June 18, 2023
Every so often, I clear out my flat files and pack up some of my stash. I’m busy making Summer Sale Paper Packs this time around, and each pack is unique. If you’d like get some of my paper stash, now’s the time. Bonus: the more you buy, the more you save! Special thanks to those of you who have already stocked up!
Chilean artist Catalina Swinburn’s elaborate sculptures use thousands of pieces of folded paper to explore world history. Living and working between Buenos Aires and London, she is drawn to ideas around migration and displacement, turning material derived from books, documents, and maps into large-scale wall pieces and intricate, robe-like compositions. She says: “The cloak is a talisman from harm, keeping one safe and secure throughout transitions.”
The Book of Cranes is a collaboration between 12 New Mexico artists & poets that took place over a year’s time. The poet artists awaited the cranes arrival, watched them in the fields and along the Rio Grande, and witnessed their departure. Throughout the year they exchanged poetry in a Japanese form called renga. The resulting book was recently acquired by the Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections at Zimmerman Library on the main campus of the University of New Mexico.
I’ve followed the work of Candace Hicks for several years, and although it isn’t made with paper, she reimagines paper with needle and thread in her ongoing composition book series entitled “Common Threads”.
Get a glimpse into how Awagami Factory creates handmade paper for a collection of gorgeous wallets for the company PostalCo.
- The Guild of American Papercutters is hosting an online Paper Doll Workshop with Tori Wright on June 25th.
- The Red Cliff Paper Retreat takes place in August. Create paper panels in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
- I’ve created 21 videos about the papermaking process that I’ve been sharing weekly over on YouTube. Take a look! The latest one is about Watermarking with Stencils.
- The Paper Studio is a facebook group where we share what we’re creating with paper. Join us (you’ll have to answer 3 quick questions to prove you aren’t a bot).
In the Studio
I’m hosting a FREE Zoom mini-workshop! Join me on Friday, June 30th at noon (US Mountain Time Zone) for this one-hour workshop and presentation. I’ll talk a bit about my Paper Year Membership Program, and then we’ll dive into making this Crown Lantern. Click through to register.
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