Mary Tasillo

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CityPhiladelphia
State/ProvincePA
Postal Code19143
CountryUSA
Phone Number215-796-1418
E-mail Addressmary@citizenhydra.net
Websitewww.citizenhydra.net

First interest in hand papermaking process: 2002

First piece of handmade paper: 1993

First handmade paper artwork: 2004

Beginning of active practice: 2002

Mary's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses handmade paper for book arts
  2. Artist who uses papermaking for three-dimensional work
  3. Artist who uses papermaking for two-dimensional work
  4. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  5. Production hand papermaker
  6. Writer on topics related to hand papermaking

Mary's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Apprenticeship

Influences on Mary's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Primary

Publications initially important to Mary:

  1. Hand Papermaking : null
  2. Papermaking with Plant Fibers : Helen Hiebert
  3. The Papermaker's Companion : Helen Hiebert

Publications eventually important to Mary:

  1. Hand Papermaking : null

Countries where Mary's studied:

Raw materials used by Mary in Hand Papermaking:

Used Rarely

Chemicals used by Mary for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes

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

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

Style of sheet forming used by Mary in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes

Years teaching hand papermaking: 6

Teaching formats used by Mary:

Used Routinely
  1. classes
  2. demonstrations
  3. writing

Mary's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little

Narrative:

Frequently used techniques: a range of pulp stenciling/pulp printing techniques, community-base papermaking and pulp printing interactions Collaboration: create work under the name Book Bombs with Michelle Wilson Major influences, with whom I did not work directly: Eric Avery, John Risseeuw www.citizenhydra.net www.bookbombs.net

Questions:

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