First interest in hand papermaking process: 1981
First piece of handmade paper: 0
First handmade paper artwork: 0
Beginning of active practice: 1982
Years teaching hand papermaking: 20 plus
Using high shrinkage flax and Abaca i make hollow sculptures/castings and am developing various approaches to reliefs using flexible materials to create depth. Occasionally i use inner armatures. I also experiment with coloring techniques multi- dipping and couching. I use the fibers mixed with fillers to build with as well.
I look forward to being in touch with fellow paper makers and sharing techniques!