|Address||455 E. 20th St.|
First interest in hand papermaking process: 0
First piece of handmade paper: 2000
First handmade paper artwork: 2000
Beginning of active practice: 2000
Years teaching hand papermaking: 2003-present
My relation to paper is shaped by printing, letterpress in particular, but also relief, screen and intaglio printing.I worked a number of years for The International Printing Museum, Carson, CA, focus on education, history of printing, and papermaking. I have taught papermaking at Scripps College Press for Kitty Maryatt, who first introduced me to the book arts via typography. I am a student of Dr. Ludwig Mohr of Krause Intaglio, a Master Craftsman in the Art of Bookbinding in french and german style, Letterpress on a handpress and Printmaking from copper plates. My cousin Tori Hill is a long time employee of the Library of Congress and past director of the Senate Reading Room, House Reading Room, Main Reading Room, and currently the Asian Dept; she made paper in the 60's at the UCLA Graduate Library Science School and gifted me her personal collection of books on papermaking. My Aunt Jane Jordan Browne (deceased) was a succesful book agent in Chicago, She represented Marilyn Sward & Catherine Reeve for the publication of The New Photography: A Guide to New Images, Processes and Display Techniques For Photographers, (on contemporary photography & hand papermaking.) I was once an intern at Dieuu Donne Papermill during winter break from Columbia College Chicago MFA book&paper program. thanks!