Esther Cohen

AddressMoshav Aderet
CityD.N Ha'Ella
State/Provincenull
Postal Code99850
CountryIsrael
Phone Number052-520-1362
E-mail Addressqesther@bezeqint.net
Websitehttp://estherspaper.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1981

First piece of handmade paper: 0

First handmade paper artwork: 0

Beginning of active practice: 1982

Esther's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses papermaking for three-dimensional work
  2. Artist who uses papermaking for two-dimensional work
  3. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)

Esther's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Classroom instruction

Influences on Esther's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Minor

Publications initially important to Esther:

  1. Hand Paper Making : magazine
  2. The Art of Paper Making : Toale

Publications eventually important to Esther:

Countries where Esther's studied:

  1. Israel : null
    1. visit to mill or artist studio

Raw materials used by Esther in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Chemicals used by Esther for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes
  1. hand beating

Style of sheet forming used by Esther in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: 20 plus

Teaching formats used by Esther:

Used Routinely
  1. one-on-one in studio
Used Rarely

Esther's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little

Narrative:

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.

Questions:

I look forward to being in touch with fellow paper makers and sharing techniques!