Laurie LeBreton

Address3222 N. Seminary
CityChicago
State/ProvinceIL
Postal Code60657
CountryUSA
Phone Number312/338-1309
E-mail Addresslaurie.lebreton@gmail.com
Websitelaurielebreton.net

First interest in hand papermaking process: 2007

First piece of handmade paper: 2007

First handmade paper artwork: 2007

Beginning of active practice: 2007

Laurie's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Laurie's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Classroom instruction

Influences on Laurie's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Minor

Publications initially important to Laurie:

  1. Hand Papermaking : Helen Hiebert

Publications eventually important to Laurie:

  1. Hand Papermaking : Magazine

Countries where Laurie's studied:

Raw materials used by Laurie in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. abaca - purchased fiber
Used Rarely

Chemicals used by Laurie for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

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

Style of sheet forming used by Laurie in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: null

Teaching formats used by Laurie:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Laurie's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. none

Narrative:

After I graduated from school I set up a very simple papermaking studio at home. I buy abaca pulp from Carriage House because I don't have a beater. I make paper in my back yard with a portable setup of saw horses, long boards and deckle boxes. I press with boards and buckets of water. It's a little crude but it works very well. I make many sheets at a time (because Chicago is cold in the winter) and store them on pellons in a refrigerator.

Questions:

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