Daria Wilber

Address22365 Judge Orr Road
Postal Code80808
Phone Number7196836711
E-mail Addressdariawilber@live.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 2011

First piece of handmade paper: 2012

First handmade paper artwork: 2012

Beginning of active practice: 2012


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Daria'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
  4. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  5. Other : Teach papermaking for local Skill Share non-profit

Daria's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Books

Influences on Daria's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Daria:

  1. Papermaker's Companion : Heibert
  2. The Complete Bok of Papermaking : Asuncion
  3. Papermaking : Heller
  4. Hand Papermaking : Bi Annual Publication

Publications eventually important to Daria:

  1. Hand Papermaking : Bi Annual Publication
  2. The Complete Book of Hand Papermaking : Asuncion
  3. Papermaking : Heller
  4. Papermaker's Companion : Heibert

Countries where Daria's studied:

Raw materials used by Daria in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Daria for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely
  1. blender

Style of sheet forming used by Daria in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1

Teaching formats used by Daria:

Used Routinely
  1. demonstrations
  2. workshops
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Daria's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little


I have loved working with paper for many years, I made cards and small handmade books but I was looking for something more challenging. I started exploring paper cutting and pop ups in 2008 while being treated for laryngeal cancer. I was hospitalized for 2 months after losing my vocal cords and I craved creative activity. Paper cutting and pop-ups were activities I could do quietly and alone and derive immense satisfaction. I continued to explore paper possibilities through the next couple of years. My husband and I traveled to Spain and France several times and there I became attracted to window displays where beautiful handmade papers were used, both 2 and 3D. I became hooked. After returning home from France in 2011 I began to search for hand papermaking workshops/classes. I enrolled in 2 classes at Arrowmont taught by Jo Stealey and I have not stopped making paper since. In 2012 I e mailed Helen Heibert, (who had moved to Colorado), and asked if she was accepting interns. In 2013 I worked with Helen in her Studio, then accompanied her to Codex. Helen was also instrumental in introducing as a vendor at the Calligraphy Summit in 2013 where I sold my paper, (primarily those using Native Colorado Fibers). I will be assisting Helen at Arrowmont in 2014. I am enthralled with handmade papers. They are an expression of one's soul in and of themselves.