Tom Lascell

Address5 Pleasant St.
CityCanton
State/ProvinceNew York
Postal Code13617
CountryUSA
Phone Number3153862193
E-mail Addresstlascell@twvny.rr.com
Websitehttp://www.tomlascell.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 2007

First piece of handmade paper: 2007

First handmade paper artwork: 2008

Beginning of active practice: 2008

Tom'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

Tom's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual

Influences on Tom's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Primary
  1. An individual
Major
  1. Other print materials (magazines, newsletters, catalogs)
  2. Workshops
  3. Other : Working with Combat Paper project and Peace Paper Projects

Publications initially important to Tom:

Publications eventually important to Tom:

Countries where Tom's studied:

Raw materials used by Tom in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Tom for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes
  1. blender

Style of sheet forming used by Tom in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: null

Teaching formats used by Tom:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Tom's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. none

Narrative:

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.

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