Loreto Apilado

AddressB24, L10, Peking St., BF International, Phase 4
CityLas Pinas City
State/ProvinceMetro Manila
Postal Code1740
CountryPhilippines
Phone Number632-8208413
E-mail Addressloreto.da@gmail.com
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First interest in hand papermaking process: 1991

First piece of handmade paper: 1991

First handmade paper artwork: 1991

Beginning of active practice: 1991

Loreto's Work in Hand Papermaking:

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

Loreto's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Other : First Philippine Handmade Paper Conference, Baguio City, Philippines

Influences on Loreto's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Modest
Minor

Publications initially important to Loreto:

  1. Papermaking : Jules Heller
  2. Papermaking:History and Techniques of an Ancient Craft : Dard Hunter
  3. Japanese Papermaking : Timothy Barrett
  4. Hand Papermaking Magazine : Various Authors
  5. Paper Pleasures : Faith Shannon

Publications eventually important to Loreto:

  1. Japanese Papermaking : Timothy Barrett
  2. Hand Papermaking Magazine : Various Authors
  3. Teaching Hand Papermaking : Gloria Zmolek Smith
  4. Papermaking:History and Techniques of an Ancient Craft : Dard Hunter
  5. Papermaking with Plants : Helen Hiebert

Countries where Loreto's studied:

  1. Japan : Udatsu Craftsman's Studio & Iwano Papermill
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
    4. residency
    5. other : Working in a production papermill of Heizaburo Iwano cooking fibers
  2. USA : Dieu Donne Papermill
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
    4. residency
  3. Australia : Creative Paper Tasmania
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
  4. China : South China University of Technology
    1. visit to mill or artist studio

Raw materials used by Loreto in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. other fiber : I am using freshly cut abaca, virgin and waste and fresh kozo from my fiber garden at CITC, Marikina, Philippines. Other indigenous fibers like cogon grass.
Used Sometimes
  1. abaca - purchased fiber
Used Rarely

Chemicals used by Loreto for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
  1. naginata beater
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Loreto in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
  1. Nepalese style (pouring)

Years teaching hand papermaking: 20

Teaching formats used by Loreto:

Used Routinely
  1. demonstrations
  2. workshops
Used Sometimes
  1. lectures

Loreto's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. some

Narrative:

In kozo fiber processing, I used the technique of scraping the black bark still on the bark as opposed to the traditional scraping or cleaning of bast fibers in Japan. I developed a ergonomics and gender-friendly cooking equipment. Some of writings related to paper were published in Hand Papermaking Magazine, IAPMA Bulletin and Kalin di Duntog.

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