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First interest in hand papermaking process: 2013
First piece of handmade paper: 1992
First handmade paper artwork: 2013
Beginning of active practice: 2013
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Years teaching hand papermaking: null
Twenty years ago i took a workshop with Sukey Hughes making washi papers and thought I'd never do that again. Then two months ago, I took a workshop with Helen Hiebert and fell in love with the process and have been making paper ever since. I just finished my 5th book using handmade papers. This is not to say anything negative about Sukey or her teaching. I still have the papers I made with her. I'm a letterpress printer and book artist and have worked for years as a graphic designer. suzanne vilmain counting coup press santa fe, nm a sweet anecdote: Being a beginner, yet very motivated by all things paper, I set up my papermaking studio outside my yurt under a russian olive tree. I made paper everyday for a couple weeks in June during a heat wave and fires burning nearby and then last weekend the rains came suddenly. I had couched two sheets of abaca together and left out on my table and waited out the rains for an hour inside reading an old issue of Hand Paper Making -- Tim Barrett writing about the aesthetics of a perfect sheet. When I went back outside, the sheet was rain cratered evenly and dryed to lace the next day! A beautiful accident/accent of nature!