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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: 1976
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Years teaching hand papermaking: 37 years
I first learned to make paper at the Kansas City Art Institute from Joan Livingstone. Follow this I had a short apprenticeship with Douglass Morse Howell in New York (1978) and with Bob Serpa at Imago...in Oakland the same year. I was a Twinrocker Apprentice from 1980-1982. My first large order while apprenticing there was to make 11,000 worth of paper for Robert Rauschenberg. It was very exciting. I received my MFA through Indiana State for apprenticing there. This was the first time that an accredited Master's degree was awarded to a paper making apprentice, anywhere in the world. It was a history-making event. I founded Kansas City Paperworks, Inc. in 1983. I've made paper for many artists, companies, and book artists. I've taught workshops in over forty schools. I taught paper making at the Kansas city Art Institute for 5 years and at Maple Woods College in Kansas City from 1990-2011. My current work utilizes techniques/processes that I observed and documented in the Mexican villages of San Pablito, in Puebla State and Lacanha and Naha in Chiapas. During these grant-supported trips, I collected artifacts for museums, and documented processes for publications. I also commissioned the paper makers there to produce specimens that have been included in my publications. I am currently combining my drawing with kozo technique with encaustic wax. My website is jenniefrederick.com
There are many other Twinrocker apprentices who have been left out of this tree. I will e-mail separately. Tom Bannister gave me contact information. I was one of 14 apprentices there. Thank you!