Eugenie Barron

Address4211 County Rt. 20
Postal Code12422
Phone Number518-239-8130
E-mail Addresseugebarron@gmail

First interest in hand papermaking process: 0

First piece of handmade paper: 1977

First handmade paper artwork: 1977

Beginning of active practice: 1977


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Eugenie's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses papermaking for three-dimensional work
  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

Eugenie's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Field research (visiting papermaking workshops or studios)

Influences on Eugenie's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Eugenie:

  1. Papermaking: History and Techniques of an Ancient Craft : Dard Hunter
  2. Art and Craft of Handmade Paper : Vance Studley
  3. Japanese Papermaking : Tim Barrett
  4. Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Papermaking : E. J. LaBarre
  5. Plant Fibers For Papermaking : Lillian A. Bell

Publications eventually important to Eugenie:

  1. Handmade Papers of the World : Takeo Company, Ltd.
  2. Color for the Hand Papermaker : Elaine Koretsky
  3. Hand Papermaking Magazine : magazine

Countries where Eugenie's studied:

Raw materials used by Eugenie in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Eugenie for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes

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

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

Style of sheet forming used by Eugenie in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1985-2012

Teaching formats used by Eugenie:

Used Routinely
  1. demonstrations
  2. writing
Used Rarely

Eugenie's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little


I enjoy making paper and engaging in the field with others. While I may have tweaked technique over the years, my methods are fairly standard. I love working with linen. Most of my artwork is three dimensional. I use Howell Beater #2, which is a one pounder built in 1952 by Douglass Howell and re-built by David Reina.It works great. I have one of the last presses built by Howard Clark, which is delightful to use. Air drying fascinates me because of the uncertainty of shrinkage.


Thanks for this project.