Thomas Balbo

Address13600 Shaker blvd #205
Postal Code44120
Phone Number216 7893799

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1978

First piece of handmade paper: 1978

First handmade paper artwork: 1979

Beginning of active practice: 1979


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Thomas'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. Collector
  5. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  6. Production hand papermaker

Thomas's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual

Influences on Thomas's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Thomas:

  1. hand papermaking : publications
  2. dard hunter : publications

Publications eventually important to Thomas:

  1. Not sure japenese papermaking : Tim Barrrett

Countries where Thomas's studied:

Raw materials used by Thomas in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Thomas for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Sometimes

Style of sheet forming used by Thomas in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1984-2014

Teaching formats used by Thomas:

Thomas's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a lot


For many years self taught casting techniques and eventually through the paper book intensive and Dard meetings networked and gained more info. Did sheet formation thoughout career and pulp painted and used paper for printing and drawing. Sold many works through galleries throughout the US. Started real paper production both western and eastern around 2006. Feel my skills in both areas are on a professional level. Started the Morgan Conservatory around this time and have gained considerable technique and study.