Carolina Larrea

AddressAv. Jaime Guzmán Errázuriz 3300-Providencia
State/ProvinceRegión Metropolitana
Postal Code7511261
Phone Number569-65193843

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1990

First piece of handmade paper: 1990

First handmade paper artwork: 1994

Beginning of active practice: 1994


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Carolina's Work in Hand Papermaking:

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

Carolina's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Dialog with peers

Influences on Carolina's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Carolina:

  1. Japanese Papermaking, Tradition, tools and Techniques : Timothy Barrett
  2. Notas sobre papel hecho a mano : Ricardo Crivelli
  3. Papermaking : Jules Heller
  4. Plant Fibers for Papermaking : Lilian A. Bell
  5. El Papel Hecho a Mano : Fernando Lopez Anaya

Publications eventually important to Carolina:

  1. The Art & Craft of Papermaking : Sophie Dawson
  2. The Art of Papermaking with Plants : Marie Jeanne Lorente

Countries where Carolina's studied:

  1. United States : Timothy Barrett- UICB
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. residency
  2. Japan : Hiroko Karuno (also visited studios from: Iwano Ichibei,Aoki Kenji and Richard Flavin)
    1. demonstration
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
  3. India : Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Papermaking workshop. manager: Nina Jetwa
    1. visit to mill or artist studio
  4. Spain : Molí Paperer of Capellades (Victoria Rabal) Molino Eskulan (Juan Barbé)
    1. visit to mill or artist studio

Raw materials used by Carolina in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Carolina for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

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

Style of sheet forming used by Carolina in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 10

Teaching formats used by Carolina:

Used Routinely
  1. classes
  2. writing
Used Rarely
  1. one-on-one in studio

Carolina's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. some


Since I've learned japanese papermaking I've only work in this style and I've found the best combination with my other work in photography and printmaking. I would like to say that visiting differents papermills and talking with other papermakers, just watching how do they works it's been very helpful for my work both in the workshop and as a papermaking teacher