Lois James

CityPort Hadlock
Postal Code98339
Phone Number360-437-0422
E-mail Addressloisj@cablespeed.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1982

First piece of handmade paper: 1982

First handmade paper artwork: 1982

Beginning of active practice: 1983

Lois'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

Lois's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Classroom instruction

Influences on Lois's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual
  2. Other print materials (magazines, newsletters, catalogs)
  3. Other : I attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago while Karen Stahlecker and Marilyn Sward there studying for their MFAs. It was an exciting and heady time just to be around them I was a studen-at-large.

Publications initially important to Lois:

  1. The Art of Papermaking : Bernard Toale
  2. Japanese Papermaking : Tim Barrett
  3. Papermaking : Dard Hunter
  4. Papermaking : Jules Heller
  5. Bull and Branch : FDH

Publications eventually important to Lois:

  1. Hand Papermaking : Papermakers
  2. Paper--Art and Technology : World Print Council
  3. Plant Fibers for Papermaking : Lilian Bell

Countries where Lois's studied:

Raw materials used by Lois in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Lois for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes
  1. hand beating

Style of sheet forming used by Lois in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. Nepalese style (pouring)
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: workshops for about 5 years

Teaching formats used by Lois:

Used Routinely
Used Rarely

Lois's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. none