Kevin Martin

Address1450 Bridge Street
CityNew Dundee
State/ProvinceON
Postal CodeN0B 2E0
CountryCanada
Phone Number519-884-2638
E-mail Addresskpmartin@thinkage.ca
Websitenull

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1996

First piece of handmade paper: 1996

First handmade paper artwork: 0

Beginning of active practice: 1997

Kevin's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses handmade paper for book arts
  2. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  3. Production hand papermaker

Kevin's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Classroom instruction

Influences on Kevin's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Primary

Publications initially important to Kevin:

  1. Papermaking, the History and Technique of an Ancient Craft : Dard Hunter

Publications eventually important to Kevin:

  1. The Chemistry of Paper : Robarts
  2. various tech publications : TAPPI

Countries where Kevin's studied:

Raw materials used by Kevin in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Kevin for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Rarely
  1. blender

Style of sheet forming used by Kevin in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes

Years teaching hand papermaking: 2000-present

Teaching formats used by Kevin:

Used Routinely
  1. workshops
Used Rarely
  1. writing

Kevin's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. none

Narrative:

I am a tech geek at heart and I find myself more interested in the technical aspects of papermaking rather than actually making the paper. As such I spend most of my efforts in making or experimenting with equipment and ideas.

Questions:

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