Velma Bolyard

Address779 County Route 25
CityCanton
State/ProvinceNY
Postal Code13617
CountryUSA
Phone Number315-262-6086
E-mail Addressvdbolyard@gmail.com
Websitewww.velmabolyard.blogspot.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1977

First piece of handmade paper: 1977

First handmade paper artwork: 1977

Beginning of active practice: 1977

Velma'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
  4. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  5. Production hand papermaker
  6. Other : handmade paper as textile

Velma's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Dialog with peers

Influences on Velma's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Minor

Publications initially important to Velma:

  1. Plant Fibers for Papermaking : Lilian Bell
  2. Papermaking : Bernard Toelle
  3. Papermaking : Vance Studley
  4. Hand Papermaking : magazine
  5. Handpapermkaing in the classroom : Dard Hunter

Publications eventually important to Velma:

  1. Plant Fibers for Papermaking : Lilian Bell
  2. Hand Papermaking : magazine
  3. Papermaking : Bernard Toelle
  4. Color for the Handpapermaker : Elaine Koretsky
  5. A Papermaker's Season : Gin Petty

Countries where Velma's studied:

  1. Canada : The Papertrail, Anagret NIl, Britt QUinlin
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. demonstration
    3. visit to mill or artist studio

Raw materials used by Velma in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
  1. abaca - purchased fiber
  2. other fiber : botanicals from the countryside in northern new york

Chemicals used by Velma for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes

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

Used Sometimes
  1. Hollander beater
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Velma in Hand Papermaking:

Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: 20+

Teaching formats used by Velma:

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

Velma's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little

Narrative:

Current foci: shifu, plant papers, sewing on my papers, artists books, ecoprinting and natural dyeing of my papers

Questions:

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