First interest in hand papermaking process: 2003
First piece of handmade paper: 2003
First handmade paper artwork: 2003
Beginning of active practice: 2003
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Years teaching hand papermaking: 2006 - present
The biggest impact on my work with handmade paper came from a Fulbright grant to research Korean papermaking. After a year of field research and extensive study of hanji making and allied crafts, I built a hanji studio at the Morgan Conservatory so that people could experience traditional Korean sheet formation in the U.S. I also wrote a book about my research. These are the major landmarks. Between all that is the usual: staying connected to various communities via email and phone while traveling, sharing research and information with other hanji researchers (my main colleague in this regard is Minah Song), teaching and lecturing at whatever locations will have me, and continuing to experiment and document in the studio.