Catherine Nash

Address1102 West Huron ST.
Postal Code85745
Phone Number520-620-6613
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First interest in hand papermaking process: 1982

First piece of handmade paper: 1982

First handmade paper artwork: 1982

Beginning of active practice: 1982


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Catherine's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses handmade paper for book arts
  2. Artist who uses papermaking for three-dimensional work
  3. Artist who uses papermaking for two-dimensional work
  4. Educator or researcher who lectures about hand papermaking
  5. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  6. Writer on topics related to hand papermaking

Catherine's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Classroom instruction

Influences on Catherine's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Catherine:

  1. Handmade Paper: A Practical Guide to Oriental and Western Techniques : Sherril Cunning
  2. Papermaking: How to Make Handmade Paper : Jules Heller
  3. Plant Fibers for Papermaking : Lillian Bell
  4. The Art of Papermaking : Bernard Toale

Publications eventually important to Catherine:

  1. Color for the Hand Papermaker : Elaine Koretsky
  2. Japanese Papermaking: Traditions, Tools and Techniques : Timothy Barrett
  3. Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft : Dard Hunter
  4. The Art and Craft of Papermaking : Sophie Dawson

Countries where Catherine's studied:

  1. Japan : mill visits in Echizen, '87; study/collaborative work with Asao Shimura; workshop with Minoru Fujimori
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
    4. residency
    5. other : Kyoto Seika University of Fine Arts
  2. Denmark : IAPMA
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
  3. Norway : collaborative work
    1. demonstration
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
    3. residency
    4. other : collaborative research with Alison Leggat
  4. Sweden : collaborative work
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
    3. residency
    4. other : collaborative work with Margareta Mannervik

Raw materials used by Catherine in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Catherine for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

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

Used Sometimes
  1. blender

Style of sheet forming used by Catherine in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1988 to present

Teaching formats used by Catherine:

Used Routinely
  1. classes
  2. demonstrations
  3. lectures
  4. workshops
  5. other : published four educational videos on papermaking: Classroom Papermaking I&II as well as The Papermaking Workshop I&II
Used Sometimes
  1. tutorials
Used Rarely

Catherine's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. some


Catherine Nash 1983- Introcourse NAU, Flagstaff, AZ 1985-1994 Phone Consultations for various research: Sherrill Cunning, Elaine Koretsky, Kathryn Clark 1987 - Japan : *Asao Shimura (teacher/collaborator: created editioned artist book together) *Akira Kurosaki (professor, Kyoto Seika University) *Observed Ichibei Iwano and his workshop among others in Echizen 1987- became member of IAPMA 1990- bought Reina beater 1991 - Papermaking Intensive taught by Elaine and Donna Koretsky, guest instructor Neil Bonham, Carriage House Paper, Brooklyn. 1993 - Course taught by Krista Speiler at Women’s Studio Workshop. Lutz style bark fibers casting. 1995 - Japan: *IAPMA conference Kyoto *studied with Minoru Fujimori at Awagami Factory *met Alison Leggat of Oslo. *became a member of FDH 1996-2002 traveled to Europe to teach. *1996 IAPMA conference in Copenhagen. Post conference tour thru Denmark/Sweden, *met Swedish Margareta Mannervik (collaborated and taught); *met Helmut Frerick with whom taught 2X. *collaborating with Norwegian Alison Leggat in Oslo: refining earth pigments for use as paper colorant. We presented at the IAPMA Italy 2000 conference. I published an article in Summer '03, HMP Magazine. *Italy: (1996-2000) Visited Fabriano Papermill, Visited site of Magnani Papermill. With interpreter Paola Lucchesi, interviewed last papermaker of Magnani Mill who was then gatekeeper for closed mill (unpublished). 2000 IAPMA conference, Sarteano, Italy. *Germany: 1999 “Faszination Papier 7”: International Paper Symposium at Schloss Wrangelsberg, Germany. Collaborative participant with 10 paper artists from Germany, Sweden, Poland, Latvia. *France: 2000 visited several papermills. 2005 *Taught at Australian Forum for Textile Arts, Geelong, Australia. *Visited studios of Australian papermakers Gail Stiffe, Anne Marie Power, Papermakers of Victoria. *Traveled to New Zealand to visit with Mark Lander in Christchurch. 2006 FDH Meeting Chillicothe, OH. Hollander beater session with David Reina, Howie Clark, Lee Scott McDonald. Decided to learn more by researching artist use of Hollander. 2006-2008 interviewed 25 international artists about their hollander practices, compiled data in chartform so I could compare notes. Indebted to them for their generous sharing. Phone call interviews and info gleaning with Dave Hendricks, retired paper engineer from Voith and David Reina. Email research - Fred Seigenthaler. Published “Beater Finesse for the Artist”, HMP Mag’s Summer 2008.