sue gosin

Address99 rosedale lane
Postal Code08540
Phone Number609 658-4741

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1974

First piece of handmade paper: 1974

First handmade paper artwork: 1974

Beginning of active practice: 1974


Click on an image for the full view.

sue's Work in Hand Papermaking:

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

sue's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual

Influences on sue's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to sue:

  1. papermaking : dard hunter
  2. papermaking by hand : j. barcham green
  3. papermaking : jules heller
  4. japanese papermaking : tim barrett
  5. the book of fine paper : silvie urner

Publications eventually important to sue:

  1. plant fibers : lilian bell
  2. the papermaker's companion : helen hiebert
  3. the art of papermaking : bernard toale
  4. the art and craft of paper making : sophie dawson

Countries where sue's studied:

  1. South Africa : phumani mill
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio
    4. other : collaborated with artists
  2. India : gandhi ashram mill, ahmedebad
    1. demonstration
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
  3. Italy : fabriano
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. visit to mill or artist studio
  4. Burma : various
    1. visit to mill or artist studio

Raw materials used by sue in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by sue for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

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

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

Style of sheet forming used by sue in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 3 yrs- 80 yrs old

Teaching formats used by sue:

sue's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. some


In 1974 I studied with Walter Hamady at the University of Wisconsin when hand paper making was breaking new ground as an art medium. In 1976, Bruce Wineberg and I set up Dieu Donné Press and Paper in Soho in NYC. In 1987, I reincorporated Dieu Donné Papermill as a not for profit art organization to serve the international art community. Dieu Donné Press became my publishing company producing limited editions of artists books. For almost 40 years my professional life has been involved with hand papermaking through different roles as papermaker, publisher, artist, teacher and writer.