First interest in hand papermaking process: 1974
First piece of handmade paper: 1974
First handmade paper artwork: 1975
Beginning of active practice: 1974
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Years teaching hand papermaking: grad school , college, adult ed
I started out getting interested in paper in college and letter press printing. I studied architecture in school and I beleive read something by John Ruskin about how type was the building blocks of books. I traveled across country and visited Twinrocker and got invited to come for the summer and I ended up spending 3 years there first as an apprentice. After I left I moved to Boston and started making papermaking equipment