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First interest in hand papermaking process: 2007
First piece of handmade paper: 2007
First handmade paper artwork: 2008
Beginning of active practice: 2008
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Years teaching hand papermaking: null
Have assisted with the Combat Paper project and Peace Paper Projects in workshop settings and have collaborated on pieces with Drew Matott, Margaret Mahan and Drew Cameron. Am primarily a black and white photographer, who started making paper on which to print photographs utilizing alternative photographic processes, primarily, cyanotypes and kallitypes. Experimented with paper recipes that would provide sufficient wet paper strength in the developing process. Have found that cotton/abaca mix (9:1) works well with an external sizing (7gm unflavored Knox gelatin per liter of water). Even shrinkage and relatively smooth surface for the emulsion. Have also created personal masks using a plaster of paris mold of my face, and experimented with pulp printing and pulp painting. See www.tomlascell.com for more information and images of my work.