Hand Papermaking and Papier Maché




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PaperWorks Debut| On Armature for Pulp and Papier Maché|Making Paper Overview|
Casting Notes| Making Big Paper|On the Critter |On Drying Handmade Paper | Sally Fox, inventor |Woven Heart|The Cherub, another Revolution in Studio Papermaking! | Papermaking Zines| Handmade Art Paper Beads: Flat, Flag, Scroll Beads| Handmade Art Paper Beads: Doll/ People Beads
Handmade Art Paper Beads: Wet, Sheet-Formed Beads |Curriculum Connections| On Papermaking Moulds and Deckles For Beginners| Shaped Deckles|Wheelchair Papermaking

Papermaking From Plants:

Making Paper From Arugula| Burdock Paper| Catalpa Bean Paper| Cattail Paper| Cattail Head Paper | Carrot Paper| Chicory Paper| Dandelions and Green PaperMaking| Dracaena Paper| Echinacea Paper| My First Gampi| Garlic Mustard Paper| Goldenrod Paper| Grass Paper| Ground Ivy Paper | Hemp Paper| Making Paper From Hostas and Teasels| Hydrangea Paper | Jerusalem Artichoke Leaf Paper| My First Kozo| Kudzu Paper | Lunaria (Money plant) Paper | Milkweed Paper Milkweed Fluff Paper| Paper Mulberry Paper| Peppermint Paper| Pineappletop Paper| Queen Anne's Lace Paper| Siberian Iris Paper| Smartweed Paper | Early Spiderwort Paper| Spurge Paper | Sunflower Paper | Teasel Top Paper| Wheat Straw Paper | Yucca Paper |







Radiant Ancestor Woman, handmade paper, recycled paper, cotton linters and fiber plus yarn. Akua Lezli Hope, 1999.




Sources on the Net

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American Museum of Papermaking
http://www.ipst.gatech.edu/amp/

The Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc.
http://www.friendsofdardhunter.org An international organization with a diverse membership whose interests center around handmade paper and related arts and crafts. Dard Hunter reintroduced hand papermaking to the U.S.

Dieu Donné Inc.
http://www.dieudonne.org
is a not-for-profit hand papermaking studio located in the Soho art district of New York City. Dieu Donné celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1996. Founded in 1976 by Susan Gosin and Bruce Wineberg, the mission of Dieu Donné is the advancement of the art of hand papermaking by reinventing and adapting the age-old techniques of hand papermaking for contemporary artmaking.

Dieter Freyer Bčttenpapier - handmade paper
http://handpaper.freyerweb.at/
An exquisitely comprehenisve resource, guidepost to papermaking and paper makers pulping around the world. A must visit site.

Hand Papermaking Magazine
http://www.handpapermaking.org This site includes an indispensable series of articles for beginners. The magazine is a must-read for papermakers.

Hands On Paper, paper objects by Gail Stiffe, papermaker and bookbinder
http://www.Geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/6092
This artist includes lots of information and sources in addition to her fine work.

PaperMaking Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PaperMaking
My favorite hangout. Great folks, lots of excellent information. This led me to my personal revolution in acquiring a Critter- a small studio beater/pulper/Hollander.

Hollander Beater Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hollander_Beaters

Waterleaf Mill and Bindery a teaching facility for bookbinding, papermaking, marbling and the production arm of Pequeno Press, publishes miniature books and offers workshops on bookbinding, papermaking and marbling.
http://www.mindspring.com/~patbooks

Teaching Hand Papermaking
http://soli.inav.net/~zpaper/
A wonderful, thorough, inspiring book.


The Prairie Paper Project
http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/prairiepaper.html by Douglas W. Jones, The Center for the Book at The University of Iowa.
An introduction to papermaking using straw. "To further the connection to the vanishing natural environment of the Midwest, I used straw from big bluestem grass, one of the grasses that once towered over Iowa's tallgrass prairies."
(I had problems connecting direct, the page is there, do the connection in parts-Akua>

Papermaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design
http://www.mcad.edu/classrooms/papermaking/paper.html great course description, bibliography and links.

The Paper Shed, papermaking supplies and exotic papers
http://www.papershed.com
They're in Britain- so my correspondents in th U.K. have another great place from which to order, and visit. Moulds in those A3, A4, A5 sizes, papermaking kits, pulps and linters, dye pots, paper string .... a lovely, well-presented site.

Women's Studio Workshop

http://www.wsworkshop.org/

WSW front 9/18/01 Sept. 2001


Women's Studio Workshop is a not for profit artists' space founded in 1974 to provide a supportive working environment for all persons interested in the arts. WSW staff artists coordinates grants, fellowships, internships, and exhibition opportunities for visual artists in state of the art printmaking, papermaking and photography studios.


1.5 lb Davis Hodges Hollander Beater at WSW with flax Sept. 2001


Paper University
is at http://www.tappi.org/paperu
Click on Art Class for art and crafts projects with pulp and paper. This is a site forstudents, teachers and anyone interested in paper, and covers papermaking, art/craft and science activities using paper, plus recycling, forestry and trees.

Seastone Papers, a studio for hand papermaking, surface designing, and book arts,
http://www.seastonepapers.com/
offers winter, early spring and summer series of papermaking classes on Martha's Vineyard. Classes included: Forming Paper: Size, Shape, Lamination, Techniques of Fiber Collage and Multiple Dips, Decorative Interiors: Inclusions and Coagulation, Surface Design: Focus on Pulp Painting, Shaping Flax Three-Dimensionally, Working with Plant Fibers, Pulp Book Art.... a well organized and presented site.

Stefan's Florilegium

http://www.florilegium.org
Mark S. Harris' papermaking messages - 6/7/94- his collection of files from the Society of Creative Anachronism on producing pulp, making handmade papers.

Paper Casting Using Rycraft Ceramic Stamps
http://www.rycraft.com

Paper Crafts Bulletin Board
http://www.wwvisions.com/craftbb/papercrafts.html

Aunt Annie's Craft Page
Recycling and Crafts
http://auntannie.com
lots of easy projects for children.

ArtsWire
http://www.artswire.org




WaterJourney, handmade paper, cast in handmade plaster mold; denim and other fibers plus cotton and recycled paper, netting., and gold ribbon; Akua Lezli Hope, 1999




Creators on the Net

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Mark Lander
http://www.marklander.com
At last this wunderkind hasa a site! Artist, inventor, aider and abettor of papermaking good in this world, ML has not only transformed my life with His wonderfully affordable beaters, he has transformed the world of papermaking. Now all may see his work, his creations, and his inventions at work.

Gin Petty
Papermaking Journal
Gin's journal is extraordinary for its clarity and process insights. If you are new to papermaking, or making paper from plant fibers, or creating large sheets, she writes about her efforts and activities in these and other papermaking areas.

Bini Atkinson
http://www.biniatkinson.co.uk/gallery.html

Jane Ingram Allen, Sculptor/Installation artist
http:// www.janeingramallen.com works in/with paper, offers workshops, and has great articles to read at her site.

Hands On Paper, paper objects by Gail Stiffe, papermaker and bookbinder
http://www.gailstiffe.info/
This artist includes lots of information and sources in addition to her fine work.

Studio Beth - Paper Projects
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/3307/paper1.html

Bonnie Ferrill Roman
Natural Sculpture Studio

Jan Moulder
Lamps made of handmade paper and twigs. WyldeWood Papers



StarSpiral, handmade paper handcast in plaster mold, denim and cotton and fiber plus cotton. Akua Lezli Hope,1999.



Suppliers

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Lee Scott McDonald, Inc.
PO Box 264 Charlestown, MA 02129
Toll free Telephone 1.888.627.2737
Papermaking and book arts supplies and equipment for artists, designers, and craftsmen. They also offer a number of instutional fliers and their catalogues alone opened realms of possibility and improved endeavor. Tools For Paper


Twinrocker Papermaking Supplies Catalog
Twinrocker Handmade Paper
P.O. 413
Brookston, IN 47923
800.757 8946
http://www.twinrocker.com
enjoyed their comments on books for sale. Their catalogue also instructs as it sells. They are pioneers in papermaking, the source from which a number of others have sprung. I love their sample pulp in a bucket and they give great telephone!

Carriage House Paper
79 Guernsey Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
800.669.8781
A unique book selection. New Yorkers take heed! I wish I knew about them while I lived in that great city. I've taken workshops there and had my papermaking life transformed. They are wondrous!
Carriage House Paper

The Papertrail
Handmade Paper and Book Arts
4-135 Lexington Court
Waterloo ON N2J 4R1
Canada
519.884.7123/800.421.6826

I used their white papermill screen to make a 6' by 3.5' sheet. Their black denim was delectable. Their custom-made molds of polyethylene were built to last and their prices are reasonable. They are ever so helpful and kind.
http://www.papertrail.ca

Arnold Grummer's
http://www.arnoldgrummer.com/
Arnold Grummer's Paper Making
316 N. Milwaukee St. Ste 40
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Arnold Grummer has been making paper for more than 30 years, first as a faculty member of the Institute of Paper Chemistry, then as curator of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum, and currently as the President of Greg Markim Inc. He has written four books and dozens of articles on paper science and paper crafting.

The site offers some of everything for papermaking.
I own two of their marvelous book presses and several moulds.

Peter Hopkins aka FiberBoy
http://www.ebaystores.com/papermakingsupplies
My favorite sorece of fabulous felts and blender ready fiber as well as kenaf, and a gorgeous golden hemp.

Golds' Artworks, Inc.
http://goldcottonlinterpulp.com
2100 North Pine Street
Lumberton, NC 28358
800-356-2306
Their specialty is cotton linter fibers, but I quite happily purchased a made-to-order mold at a wonderful price.

Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc.
http://www.dieudonne.org
433 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
212-226-0573
ddpaper@cybernex.net
At their store I found my much treasured copy of Making Very Large Sheets and saw other wonders, not usually available to me in these woods. O New York City! City of Wonders! If you make your way there this and Kate's Paperie are within walking distance must-sees!

Britt Quinlan
The Paperwright

8 Laming Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2J 1V1 Canada
613-440-0580 phone/fax
brittq@trytel.com
www.paperwright.ca
www.paperwright.com
"A paper making supply business providing Canada and the United States with papermaking kits, pulps, fibres, moulds and equipment, pigments, workshops, handmade papers and bookbinding supplies. We specialize in custom built wove and laid moulds and personalizedservice for our clients. International orders are welcome.
Britt has made several custom molds for me that I love and enjoy.

Hand Papermaking Magazine
P.O. Box 77027
Washington, D.C. 20013-7027
800.821.6604
Jam packed with rich information, the ads alone offer clues and instruction. I thank the papermaker who told me about this publication. They're online too with info for beginners: http://www.bookarts.com/handpapermaking





PraiseWoman Holding Winged Heart, handmade paper handcast in plaster mold, cotton and fibers plus yarn. Akua Lezli Hope,1999.





Reading

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Gin Petty's A Papermaker's Season (2004) is a wonderful journey through time, fields, plants and papermaking. She edifies, amuses and enlightens,, all while giving us tangible results of her processes. We may touch time and experience the secret that papermakers and paper lovers share, not just how it looks but how the paper feels.... more

The Contemporary Craft of Paper Maché
Techniques Projects Inspirations by Helga Meyer, Lark Books, 1996
an exquisite book to look at whether or not you pursue creating paper vessels and objects. It's the book that started this particular journey of discovery or me.

Papermaking for Basketry and Other Crafts
edited by Lynn Stearns,1992, Lark Books
Basket makers who work with paper forms share how-to. Excellent visual and informational references.

Papier Maché Style, 100 Step by Step Designs for bowls, jewelry, toys, vases, mirrors and other creations,
by Alex McCormick, Chilton Book Company, 1995 Wow! Simply glorious and idea rich, the papier maché throne must be seen. I am just relieved to not see any of my design discoveries here, it's the kind of book that dazzles like Meyer's, with images that are at once daunting and engaging.

The Art and Craft of Papier Maché
by Juliet Bawden, 143 pages of 125 photos and over 100 diagrams, photography by Peter Marshall, Mitchell Beazley (England ) 1990, 1995 Chronicle Books
A wide range of styles techniques, just wondrous includes Melanie Williams dolls Yanina Temple's hats, Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell and others

The Art and Craft of Papermaking
by Sophie Dawson, 144 pages,Running Press, Philadelphia (Quarto Publishing, 1992 England) ISBN 1-56138-158-6
Wow. Seminal. Packed with inspiration, how-tos, details, instructions and great images. A must for every papermaking and papier maché library - pulp painting, pulp spraying, sculptural techniques with paper (and not of the scissors-exacto knife type).

Rediscovering Papier Maché, How to Adapt the Art of Papier Maché to Make Vivid Modern Objects- 12 exciting projects
by Susanne Haines
An Owl Book, Henry Holt and Company, 1990(in England), 1993, 96 pages, ISBN 0-8050-2618
Photographer was Heini Schneebli, perhaps a relative of Deborah Schneebeli-Morrel, whose matisse meets rousseau dolls and doll house are just sublimely inspiring, Marjori Elliot's energetic color forms are a new lexicon as is the work of Julie Arkell. England, it seems was ahead of us in this endeavor and I'm grateful I didn't see anything I am working on in there, otherwise I would cry, it is all so well concieved and represented.
Techniques and materials well explained, wonderful design.

Papier Maché A Practical Guide to Creative Crafts
by Miranda Innes, a Dorling Kindersley Book, photography by Clive Streeter
ISBN 0-7894-0335-8 First American Edition, 1995
Packed with projects but not as breathtaking as Meyer or McCormick or Haines but its darn good. Includes Melanie Williams' dolls, Yaninia Temple' Gerry Copp (of Paper into Pots) and Julie Arkel among others.

Paper Craft (based on Creative Hands published in the UK)
1993, US North Light Books, ISBN 089134-541-8
dozens of step by step paper craft projects to make, including papier maché jewelry, bowls and masks and great paper jewelry, paper blinds, bowls,

Step by Step Papier Maché
by Deri Robins, Kingfisher Books, New York: 1993.
Great ideas simply presented in a book meant for kids. Glad I went to their section of the library, found it, and borrowed it.

Making Your Own Papier Maché
by Melanie Williams ISBN -185368-325-6, New Holland (England), 1995 93 pages.
All her own designs and a range of energy and style is lacking. Nearly totally strip maché It's a nice next book for the kids, but Haines, Innes, and McCormick do it all much much better.

The Art and Craft of Paper
by Faith Shannon. Chronicle Books, 1994, photography by Peter Marshall
An overview of techniques.

Paper Pleasures, The Creative Guide to Papercraft
by Faith Shannon.
in association with Il Papiro, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987. 168 pages,ISBN 1-55584-105-8
Just like 1994 book, but I found it second. Includes making paper, the paper sampler, decorating paper, marbling, paper in three dimensions, and making books. I really appreciated the section on paste paper and printing.

The Art of Papermaking
by Bernard Toale, c 1983, Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass, ISBN: 087192-140-5, 120 pages
Excellent, information packed, a good reference as well as how-to book, belongs in every collection, lots of images of artists' work.

Plant Fibers for Papermaking
by Lillian Bell, Liliaceae Press, P.O. Box 1235 McMinnville, Oregon 77128 ISBN 0-9625076-5-2 Phone:503.472.3566(1970-1995 - the eighth printing)
If you desire, as I do to truly make it from scratch, this is invaluable. If you desire to understand the effects of inclusions and what else you might use with purchased/prepared pulp, this is invaluable.

Paper into Pots and other fun objects using hand-made recycled paper and papier-maché techniques
by Gerry Copp c 1994 Search Press Limited, Market Ecology/Search Press Great Britain, ISBN 0 85532772-3 48 pages
An illustrated how-to, shown step by step, Gerry Copp gives us insight into her (mainly) pulp-based, handmade paper-decorated creations

Tonia Todman's Paper-Making Book
1992, 49 pages, ISBN 1 86351 097 4
After reading Faith Shannon's and Sophie Dawson's lifetime-of-inspiration books, this one is quite disappointing. I noticed it was published in Australia and this author is a TV personality there. Maybe that explains it. Dated images and limited information.

How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper
by Malcolm Valentine and Rosalind Dace, c 1990 Search Press Limited, Market Ecology/Search Press Great Britain, ISBN 0 85532 670 0 32 pages
an illustrated how to shown step by step, not much to it, its subject matter covered in several other books.

Teaching Hand Papermaking
http://soli.inav.net/~zpaper/
A Class Guide by Gloria Zmolek Smith, et al ZPaperpress, 1995 ISBN 0-9644582-0-9 A wonderful, thorough, inspiring book that teaches as it teaches how to teach

Grow Your Own Paper, recipes for creating unique handmade papers
by Maureen Richardson 1999, Quarto Publishing

Pretty pictures. Sometimes this is nice if you want the look of being informed, More "recipe" than instruction for growing anything. If you are not serious about the study about plants which yeild pulp, or if you already have Lillian Bell's book, then acquire this one. Disagree about the banana skin recipe, too. I get a very different pulp from the same material (grrr!). The muddy color is when you don't rinse it enough.

300 Papermaking Recipes
by Mary Reimer and Heidi Reimer-Epp, 2000 Quarto Publishing Martin, Pastime
More pretty pictures. Some nice ideas and yes, 300 mixes of, and approaches to pulps to create various colors and textures of paper.

Papermaking with Plants, creative recipes and projects using herbs, flowers, grasses and leaves,
by Helen Hiebert 1998, Storey Books
Prettier but less info packed than Lillian Bells, though now I will go begging for hosta leaves, it was a disappointment.

The Papermaker's Companion the Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper,
by Helen Hiebert,Storey Books, 2000
Excellent in every way, thorough and comprehensive.

PAPERMAKING, how to make handmade paper for printmaking, drawing, painting, relief and cast forms, book arts and mixed media,
by Jules Heller, 1978, Watson-Guptill ISBN 0-8230-3895-5
A must read and see. This book must have been cutting edge because it is still com[elling, it rocks, it is the bomb, choose yr vernacular: superlative. I regret buying that sculpture book everyone recommends for its sad chapter on paper making--- this is the one people should be digging out. I just got it in 2001 from the library, wish to heaven I had found it when I began 4 years ago.


Making and Decorating Your Own Paper
Innovative Techniques and Original Projects
by Kathy Blake and Bill Milne, Sterling Publishing Co, Inc. New York isbn 08069 0545-x, 1994
a well designed book shockingly devoid of information. Nice to flip through-- think of it as an illustrated list of ideas

Making Books by Hand, A Step by Step Guide
create beautiful handmade scrapbooks, photo albums, diaries, blank books and more!
by Mary McCarthy Philip Manna 1997 ISBN 1564963284 Quarry Books
Well designed and features a great gallery.... uses a pictorial approach to show hot to make books and somehow misses the mark..... succinct materials list vs. deciphering picture maps, would have been help ful Diagrams and dimensions would have made this better, and not a lot of book forms are depicted.

The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books
Easy to follow instructions fortimeless binding techniques plus 28 unique variations
by Gabrielle Fox, North Light Books
nice how each form explanation is followed by a small gallery of ideas demonstrating of how and to where other artists used the form. I yearned for fewer pretty pictures for the step by step and more diagrams--- that the date be writ larger and the images (like an arrangement of materials on the cutting board, be made smaller)but I love how she drew out the Jacob's Ladder.




Akua's Endeavor



From
grief came a further endeavor, a seeking and a finding of a way to express that which resists words. There is an ongoing need to turn loss into discovery, to turn waste into a product, to turn pain into meaning, to turn from despair to recovery.

Paper is a miracle to this writer. As a poet who worked in an office for a living, a lot of paper passed through my hands.

All my objects were made of retrieved (used and discarded) paper. Some included lint from my dryer.

Some objects hold other used and discarded objects in their structures: cans, cardboard, plastic.

Most do not. I am most delighted to let the paper take its own new form and connect with itself.

I have learned to seek and grow plants to use in paper: sunflower stalks and later, flax are my favorites. I now use pulps purchased from papermaking concerns to expand my options and material vocabulary.

My goal is to reuse, recycle, and repurpose materials in ways that sing, reach, engage, speak.

Akua Lezli Hope



SkySea Series: SkyCap on Sea Pedestal. Design Akua Lezli Hope,1997.papier maché




Sources on the Net|Creators on the Net|
Suppliers|Reading|Akua's Workshops |Making Paper Bowls|
PaperWorks Debut| On Armature for Pulp and Papier Maché|Making Paper Overview|
Casting Notes| Making Big Paper|On the Critter |">|On Drying Handmade Paper | Sally Fox, inventor |Woven Heart|The Cherub, another Revolution in Studio Papermaking! | Papermaking Zines| Handmade Art Paper Beads: Flat, Flag, Scroll Beads| Handmade Art Paper Beads: Doll/ People Beads
Handmade Art Paper Beads: Wet, Sheet-Formed Beads |Curriculum Connections| On Papermaking Moulds and Deckles For Beginners| Shaped Deckles|Wheelchair Papermaking

Papermaking From Plants:

Making Paper From Arugula| Burdock Paper| Catalpa Bean Paper| Cattail Paper| Cattail Head Paper | Carrot Paper| Chicory Paper| Dandelions and Green PaperMaking| Dracaena Paper| Echinacea Paper| My First Gampi| Garlic Mustard Paper| Goldenrod Paper| Grass Paper| Ground Ivy Paper | Hemp Paper| Making Paper From Hostas and Teasels| Hydrangea Paper | Jerusalem Artichoke Leaf Paper| My First Kozo| Kudzu Paper | Lunaria (Money plant) Paper | Milkweed Paper Milkweed Fluff Paper| Paper Mulberry Paper| Peppermint Paper| Pineappletop Paper| Queen Anne's Lace Paper| Siberian Iris Paper| Smartweed Paper | Early Spiderwort Paper| Spurge Paper | Sunflower Paper | Teasel Top Paper| Wheat Straw Paper | Yucca Paper |




'Zines!!!

I've created my first and second 'zines on hand papermaking: Introduction to Hand Papermaking (May 2003) and Handmade Beads of Handmade Paper (July 2003). Info here.



Coffee Shield, handmade paper handcast coffee, recycled paper, coffee filters, cotton linter . Akua Lezli Hope,1999