Colin Browne

Address455 E. 20th St.
CityCosta Mesa
Postal Code92627
Phone Number3106633834

First interest in hand papermaking process: 0

First piece of handmade paper: 2000

First handmade paper artwork: 2000

Beginning of active practice: 2000


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Colin's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses handmade paper for book arts
  2. Educator or researcher who lectures about hand papermaking
  3. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  4. Production hand papermaker
  5. Recreational papermaker (for personal development, non-exhibiting)
  6. Researcher making handmade paper

Colin's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Classroom instruction

Influences on Colin's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Colin:

  1. Hand Papermaking Magazine : null
  2. The Bull & Branch : null

Publications eventually important to Colin:

  1. Handpapermaking Magazine : null
  2. Bull & Branch : null

Countries where Colin's studied:

  1. Argentina : Vicky Sigwald, Adrian xxx
    1. residency
    2. other : Molino del Manzano (Vicky&Pablo Sigwald & Adrian), production papermaking w/ banana plant fiber
  2. Italy : Cindy xx, UofGeorgia
    1. residency
    2. other : U.of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy
  3. null : null
  4. null : null

Raw materials used by Colin in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Colin for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Tools and methods used by Colin for beating in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes
  1. hand beating
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Colin in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 2003-present

Teaching formats used by Colin:

Used Routinely
  1. workshops
Used Rarely

Colin's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. no comment


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!