Eric Avery

Address41 Kiltie Drive
CityNew Hope
Postal Code18938
Phone Number409-256-8692

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1982

First piece of handmade paper: 1982

First handmade paper artwork: 1982

Beginning of active practice: 0


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Eric'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 or researcher who lectures about hand papermaking
  5. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)

Eric's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual

Influences on Eric's Work in Hand Papermaking:


Publications initially important to Eric:

  1. New Ways of Graveur : Stanley William Hayter

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Countries where Eric's studied:

Raw materials used by Eric in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Eric for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Eric in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1995-2013

Teaching formats used by Eric:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Eric's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. some


My printmaking mentor Andrew Rush knew Kathryn Clark as she and Howard were setting up Twin Rocker paper and introduced me to hand made paper. Susan Mackin Dolan came to my studio to help me learn molded paper printing from dimensional woodcut forms ( bowls for example) and to capture in relief the beautiful cut marks in woodcut and linoleum blocks. Stanley William Hayter's plaster printing of etchings and Bernard Palissey dimensional ceramics were an inspiration. Working with fibers from patients and hospital clothes added a dimension of content to my paper art work. Learning simple pamphlet stitching introduced book making from hand made paper. Lee McDonald built my paper equipment and has been a valued resource for years. Becoming part of the paper making community has added so much richness to my life and creative work.


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