Thomas Lascell

Address5 Pleasant St.
State/ProvinceNew York
Postal Code13617
Phone Number3938621315

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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Thomas'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

Thomas's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. An individual

Influences on Thomas's Work in Hand Papermaking:

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Raw materials used by Thomas in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Thomas for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

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

Style of sheet forming used by Thomas in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: null

Teaching formats used by Thomas:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Thomas's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little


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 for more information and images of my work.