Kaleidoscope Leaves

The Sunday Paper #242

January 13, 2019

Paper of the Week: Kaleidoscope Leaves

I was in Denver last week and stopped by Mulberry Paper & More’s warehouse. This is a unique online retail store that sells full sheets of paper, but if you don’t want (or need) a full sheet, you can get them in smaller sizes: 6″ x 6″, 8-1/2″ x 11″ and 12″

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Pat & Peter Gentenaar

Today I’m talking with husband and wife Pat Gentenaar Torley & Peter Gentenaar in the town of Delft in The Netherlands. Peter & Pat met in the late 60’s at the California College of Arts & Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland and settled in the Netherlands shortly afterwards. Peter talks about how the struggle to make three dimensional prints led him to envision making his own paper, and how an introduction to commercial papermaking at the Royal Dutch Paper Factory got him started. Pat talks about how studying fiber arts at CCA with well-known fiber artist Trude Gueromonprez ultimately led her to creating pulp paintings before there was even a name for the technique. We discuss how they navigated the financial support system for Dutch artists, raised two daughters, and restored the historic farmhouse where they still live and work.

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Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami is currently on exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum, May 16 – September 21, 2014.

 

Richard Sweeney, (Partial Shell), 2012 Watercolor paper, 300 gsm. 8 ½ x 12 x 10 in

 

In case you didn’t see his work on Colossal this week, Peter Gentenaar is a paper maestro, making huge flat sheets of paper

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4 & Counting: 3D Handmade Paper

There are numerous artists creating wonders with handmade paper. I wrote another post about two-dimensional techniques recently, and here are some examples of three-dimensional paper techniques. These are featured in The Papermaker’s Studio Guide as well. Let’s start with the least dimensional, which would be embossed sheets. Here’s an example by Margareta Mannervik. By simply laying wet sheets of handmade paper on top of an

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