Sidney Berger

Address470 Quinobequin Rd.
CityWaban
State/ProvinceMA
Postal Code02468
CountryUSA
Phone Number617-916-5714
E-mail Addresssid@pem.org
Websitenull

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1971

First piece of handmade paper: 1971

First handmade paper artwork: 1972

Beginning of active practice: 1971

Sidney's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Collector
  2. Educator or researcher who lectures about hand papermaking
  3. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  4. Researcher making handmade paper
  5. Writer on topics related to hand papermaking

Sidney's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual

Influences on Sidney's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Minor

Publications initially important to Sidney:

  1. Omnibus : Henry Morris
  2. The Weygand Tightwad Beater : James Lamar Weygand

Publications eventually important to Sidney:

  1. Omnibus : Henry Morris

Countries where Sidney's studied:

  1. Japan : Many mills in Echizen
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
  2. China : null
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
  3. Korea : null
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
  4. Germany : Gangolf Ulbricht
    1. demonstration
    2. visit to mill or artist studio

Raw materials used by Sidney in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Rarely

Chemicals used by Sidney for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
  1. Hollander beater
  2. blender
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Sidney in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes

Years teaching hand papermaking: Taught many workshops in the 1970s and 1980s; teach advanced courses in paper 2009-2013 at Univ. of Illinois Library School

Teaching formats used by Sidney:

Used Routinely
  1. classes
  2. lectures
  3. writing
Used Sometimes
  1. demonstrations
  2. workshops
Used Rarely

Sidney's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. none

Narrative:

I seldom make paper these days, but I collect it and I teach about it in at least 3 courses a year in library schools at the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana) and at Simmons College (Boston).

Questions:

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