Twinrocker Handmade Paper

The Sunday Paper #284 November 3, 2019

Paper of the Week: Twinrocker Handmade Paper

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Kathryn & Howard Clark on Paper Talk in late August. They established Twinrocker Handmade Paper in 1971 and were pivotal players in the renaissance of hand papermaking in America. On this episode you’ll hear how they met, how Kathy got a job that was

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Kathryn & Howard Clark

Howard & Kathryn Clark founded Twinrocker Handmade Paper, a legendary papermaking studio in Brookston, Indiana, in 1971. We talk about how the two of them met in graduate school at Wayne State University in Detroit cleaning silkscreens, (how sweet) and how they were introduced to papermaking by Aris Katroulis, a Tamarind trained printer who was exposed to paper by Laurence Barker, who was also in Detroit teaching at Cranbook. Kathy says she thought there were papermaking studios everywhere, since there were two in Detroit! After Grad school, they moved to San Francisco, where Kathy was the first woman to print at a Tamarind offshoot shop in San Francisco. Howard, who studied mechanical engineering and industrial design started building equipment and Twinrocker was born. Eventually, the couple moved to Brookston, Indiana to a family farm and the business grew over time, creating some of the finest papers in America, collaborating with numerous artists and selling papermaking supplies. Howie tells me how one of their key mentors in developing fine papers (because they were some of the few doing this at the time) was old books and old prints – they learned a lot from the paper in old books.

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Bookbinding Anime

The Sunday Paper #275 September 1, 2019

Paper of the Week: Twinrocker Handmade Paper It’s been a whirlwind week with visits to my parents-in-law, dropping our daughter off at Augustana College, lecturing at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis and a trip to Dolphin Papers. A highlight was a visit to Twinrocker Handmade Paper, where I spent a few hours with the

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Boulder's Paperie

The Sunday Paper #121, August 21, 2016

Paperie of the Week: Two Hands Paperie

Two Hands Paperie began in 1993 as a small bindery with a few hand-bound books and a small rack of decorative paper. Today, 23 years later, they carry hundreds of journals and notebooks and over 30 racks of decorative paper, as well as cards, books, art supplies, fine writing

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