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 supposed to be only for men, and what Howard says they learned from old books. Enjoy our conversation!
In the Studio:
Elissa Campbell is working her way through the projects in The Paper Year. She began with January’s project on Friday. Elissa took a tour through the Twelve Months of Paper last year, and it was so much fun! She’s just started, and she’ll be doing a series of posts a la “Julie and Julia” – working on one month in the planner every other day. She says “I’ll let you know my experience with each project and offer tips for completing them. My goal is simply to give y’all a good sense of the planner’s content from the point of view of someone with a love of bad puns, who has a dog who chews paper and a toddler who tears it”. Follow Elissa’s journey through The Paper Year on Instagram!
There are limited copies, so don’t wait to get yours! The Paper Year is available for purchase now, so you can buy yourself a copy and get to work! You can also get a curated paper pack that includes everything you need to complete all twelve of the projects.
- Weave Through Winter is coming back! This online class is also a daily practice, designed to help you kick the year off and get your creative wheels spinning. Read more and sign the ‘first to find out more’ list.
- I’m traveling to Alexandria, Louisiana next weekend to give the keynote address for the Louisiana Art Education Association.
I posted about one of Philadelphia-based visual artist Karina Puente’s papel picado installations recently, and here’s a lovely video about her contemporary practice utilizing this Mexican folk art.
In a new exhibition at the International Print Center, two artists articulate the experience of displacement using delicate materials crafted by hand. Paper Borders features works in handmade paper and print by Emma Nishimura and prints by Tahir Carl Karmali. These works are powerful and gorgeous – be sure to click through and see all of them, and better yet, if you’re in NYC, get to the show (through December 18th)!
Check out this cool laptop stand made out of recycled paper! g.flow is foldable and collapses down to 3cm and slides elegantly into a slim case, making it extremely portable.
Uh oh! An artwork made from recycled paper (cool) had to be removed, because some of the shredded documents were legible and revealed private information.
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