SUSAN CUTTS

AddressSEAHOLME, EAST BRACKLESHAM DRIVE
CityBRACKLESHAM BAY
State/ProvinceWEST SUSSEX
Postal CodePO20 8JW
CountryU.K.
Phone Number01243 670088
E-mail Addresssusan@susancutts.com
Websitesusancutts.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1989

First piece of handmade paper: 1989

First handmade paper artwork: 1989

Beginning of active practice: 1990

SUSAN'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

SUSAN's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Classroom instruction

Influences on SUSAN's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Modest

Publications initially important to SUSAN:

  1. Paper Pleasure : Faith Shannon
  2. Creative Handmade Paper : David Watson

Publications eventually important to SUSAN:

  1. A hand papermaker's sourcebook : Sophie Dawson & Silvie Turtner

Countries where SUSAN's studied:

Raw materials used by SUSAN in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by SUSAN for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by SUSAN in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: 2

Teaching formats used by SUSAN:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
  1. tutorials

SUSAN's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. some

Narrative:

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.

Questions:

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.