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First interest in hand papermaking process: 1989
First piece of handmade paper: 1989
First handmade paper artwork: 1989
Beginning of active practice: 1990
Years teaching hand papermaking: 2
I chose handmade paper for my sculpture practice, as I had no knowledge of the process and it presented me with a technical challenge (and still does). My original aims were to make 3d pieces in my own handmade paper without the use of glue, stitching, formation aids or armatures/internal supports. I have stayed true to this and in doing so have discovered, through my own trial and error, ways or working within the disciplines I set myself. At heart I am a maker, and thus, require technical challenges within the work - after years of working I still find ways to technically challenge myself, although, not often obvious to the untrained eye.
I do hope you can include, as some point Maureen Richardson who was papermaking in the UK, since I think the 1960's, and I think required credit for opening the 'doors' to papermakers like myself.