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First interest in hand papermaking process: 2007
First piece of handmade paper: 2007
First handmade paper artwork: 2008
Beginning of active practice: 2008
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Years teaching hand papermaking: null
Started by experimenting with making handmade cotton/abaca papers to print photographs using alternaive photo processes. Found a 9:1 ratio worked well. External sizing; gelatin at 7gms/liter. Then experimented with paper casting (personal face mask). Paper pulps and ephemera pressed into a plaster of paris mold. Then began making book covers and end pages for artist books. Often using pulp painting techniques. Expanded pulp painting techniques to create large kozo scenes in the Japanese style, then adding other pulps and natural ephemera to the wet base sheet, creating natural pulp paintings. Examples of my work are on my personal web site (www.tomlascell.com). Collaborations with Drew Matott and with Combat Paper Project and Peace Paper Projects.