Kate Rocca

Address411 Bell Point Road
CityLaceys Spring
State/ProvinceAL
Postal Code35754
CountryUSA
Phone Number111-919-1877
E-mail Addressroccapaper@gmail.com
Websiteroccapaper.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 2014

First piece of handmade paper: 2014

First handmade paper artwork: 0

Beginning of active practice: 2014

Kate 's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses handmade paper for book arts
  2. Artist who uses papermaking for two-dimensional work
  3. Collector
  4. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)

Kate 's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Books

Influences on Kate 's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Kate :

  1. Papermaking with Garden Plants and Weeds : Helen Hiebert
  2. Making Paper from Junk Mail : "Paper" Alice

Publications eventually important to Kate :

Countries where Kate 's studied:

Raw materials used by Kate in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. cotton linters - purchased fiber
  2. other fiber : recycled papers and materials

Chemicals used by Kate for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
  1. blender
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Kate in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1 year. I have taught printmaking for 2

Teaching formats used by Kate :

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Kate 's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little

Narrative:

I exhibit my prints frequently, complete commissions and teach workshops. I graduated from art school 4 years ago and was looking for a way to personalize my prints, and combine narrative media. I began exploring Art Books. The first step that I took to learn book making was paper making. I have now been making paper for 4 months now, primarily using recycled paper (I go as far as to collect scraps from a local kindergarten class) and cotton pulp. I watched a few of "Paper" Alice's videos online and completed my at-home learning using books by Helen Hiebert. I am now very interested in furthering my understanding of art books and hand papermaking, even looking into graduate schools now. I am also interested in joining online communities of papermakers around the world.

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