Vicky Sigwald

AddressFondo de la legua 375
State/ProvinceBuenos Aires
Postal CodeB1609JED
Phone Number54 11 4763 8682

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1985

First piece of handmade paper: 1985

First handmade paper artwork: 1985

Beginning of active practice: 1986


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Vicky's Work in Hand Papermaking:

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

Vicky's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual

Influences on Vicky's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Vicky:

  1. el papel hecho a mano : F. Lopez Anaya
  2. papermaking : Dard hunter
  3. plant papers for HMP : Lilian Bell
  4. papermaking : jules Heller
  5. the Art of Papermaking : B. Toale

Publications eventually important to Vicky:

  1. HandPapermaking Magazine : varios
  2. color for the HPM : Koretsky
  3. pulp technology : Clark
  4. papyrus, tapa Amate : L. Bell
  5. japanese Papermaking : T. Barrett

Countries where Vicky's studied:

  1. Switzerland : Fred Siegenthaler
    1. residency
    2. other : Job at Hand Papermill
  2. USA : Twinrocker, Dieu Donne, Carriage House, Magnolia, Dobbin Mill, others
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
    4. residency
    5. other : null
  3. Brazil : Lourdes Cedran
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
    3. residency
  4. Venezuela : Zulay Herrera
    1. visit to mill or artist studio
    2. residency

Raw materials used by Vicky in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Vicky for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Vicky in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1989 to present

Teaching formats used by Vicky:

Vicky's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a lot


I have a handpapermill in Buenos Aires, Argentina. here we make paper every day from 9 to 5 on a regular day. all day long when on a complicated project. we are sheet makers, production papermakers. our main fiber is cotton linters and rags. we make traditional western paper and nepalese banana paper that we crinkle. At the mill we train apprentices, we teach, we conduct workshops and give free consultation to individuals that are looking for papers or paper related objects. we have also a shop where we sell lamps, stationery, books and decorative objects. we also produce paper products for other shops. we are active members of the Friends of Dard Hunter and IAPMA. the name of our papermill El Molino del Manzano the founders and owners Vicky and Pablo Sigwald the other handpapermaker is Adrian Gallardo