Kim Schiedermayer

Address4721 Chicory Ln
Postal Code54914
Phone Number920-574-3832

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1976

First piece of handmade paper: 1976

First handmade paper artwork: 1976

Beginning of active practice: 1981


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Kim's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  2. Recreational papermaker (for personal development, non-exhibiting)
  3. Writer on topics related to hand papermaking
  4. Other : Supplier for paper and book makers, especially to k-12 education, art & science centers, blender papermakers.

Kim's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual

Influences on Kim's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Kim:

  1. Paper By Kids : Arnold Grummer
  2. Tin Can Papermaking : Arnold Grummer
  3. ? : John Plowman
  4. Paper Pleasures : Faith ?

Publications eventually important to Kim:

  1. Easy Papermaking : Arnold Grummer
  2. Papermakers Comp : Helen Hiebert
  3. Bull & Branch : Column for Beginners

Countries where Kim's studied:

Raw materials used by Kim in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. cotton linters - purchased fiber
  2. other fiber : recycled paper fiber
Used Rarely

Chemicals used by Kim for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
  1. blender
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Kim in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. deckle box
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: 30+

Teaching formats used by Kim:

Used Routinely
  1. classes
  2. demonstrations
  3. workshops
  4. other : Teacher training
Used Sometimes
  1. one-on-one in studio
Used Rarely

Kim's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a lot


As Arnold Grummer's daughter, I grew up with paper, paper people from all over the world, and the Dard Hunter Museum Collection. I was in middle school when the pioneering (and young!) Clarks and Tim Barrett came to town to meet with scientists at the Institute of Paper Chemistry. My father was on faculty and facilitated introductions and early meetings of the group that would become 'The Friends.' I worked and travelled with my father for nearly 40 years. His presentations, books, videos and columns were and remain my primary influence and instruction. I have the pleasure of working with educators integrating paper making into diverse curriculum areas such as art, science, and special education. See Noteworthy Paper ( A delightful part of my job is to support community programs like 'The People's Library,' in Richmond, VA, and national organizations interested in hands-on recycling, like Keep America Beautiful. I manage communications for the company website, newsletter, and youtube channel with a primary goal of outreach and accessible information for anyone interested in papermaking for any reason. Hopefully, some of the folks introduced to papermaking by Dad's books or these efforts will become contributing supporters, paper artists and educators. Links: