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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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Years teaching hand papermaking: 30+
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 (www.noteworthypaper.org). 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: www.arnoldgrummer.com www.youtube.com/arnoldgrummer