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First interest in hand papermaking process: 1994
First piece of handmade paper: 1994
First handmade paper artwork: 1998
Beginning of active practice: 2000
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Years teaching hand papermaking: 2001 - present
I am primarily a sculptor; though I am often identified as a book artist, the books I make are are sculptural as well. Almost alll my investigations in papermaking (including sheet formation and working with plant fibers) are geared towards sculptural techniques and practices. For instance, I do often work directly with various pulps I have prepared, skipping the sheet-forming process entirely; I also work a great deal with kozo and other bast fibers without pulping them. The sheets I do make are most often high-shrinkage and are allowed -encouraged! - to cockle, to add that presence and high texture to sculptural works.