Tobi Taboada

AddressP.O. Box 1226
CityYucca Valley
State/ProvinceCA
Postal Code92286
CountryUSA
Phone Number760/ 228-2725
E-mail Addressttaboada@roadrunner.com
Websitewww.tobitaboadaart.weebly.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1998

First piece of handmade paper: 1998

First handmade paper artwork: 2000

Beginning of active practice: 2000

Tobi's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses handmade paper for book arts
  2. Artist who uses papermaking for two-dimensional work

Tobi's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Other : Workshops in Hawaii and Oregon with Marilyn Wold

Influences on Tobi's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Primary
Minor

Publications initially important to Tobi:

  1. HandPapermaking : null
  2. Off the Deckle Edge : null

Publications eventually important to Tobi:

Countries where Tobi's studied:

  1. China : Sydney and Elaine
    1. demonstration
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
    3. other : P'making villages w Sydney & Elaine
  2. Burma : Guide
    1. demonstration
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
    3. other : travel to one Burma site w personal guide
  3. Japan : Rina Aoki and Esprit Travel
    1. demonstration
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
    3. other : Echizen City, Japan/Rina Aoki guide
  4. India : Marilyn Sward
    1. demonstration
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
    3. other : Travel w Marilyn Sward to Muslim P'makers

Raw materials used by Tobi in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. abaca - purchased fiber
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Chemicals used by Tobi for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Tobi in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes

Years teaching hand papermaking: 3 years

Teaching formats used by Tobi:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
  1. workshops
Used Rarely
  1. demonstrations

Tobi's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little

Narrative:

For me, the iintroduction to hand Papermaking with Marilyn Wold can't be underestimated followed by intense travel experiences and the multiple DARD conferences have all been the rock bottom on which my current work with paper and encaustic here in the High Desert near Joshua Tree stand. I am by nature a traveller and those experiences with Sydney, Elaine, Marilyn only whetted my own individual travel with the occasional guide in SE Asia and Japan. Today I have worked primarily with encaustic medium and exhibit my work where handmade paper is an integral part of the exploration. There's several chapters yet to go! Thanks, Tobi

Questions:

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