|Address||PO Box 316|
First interest in hand papermaking process: 2004
First piece of handmade paper: 2004
First handmade paper artwork: 0
Beginning of active practice: 2006
Years teaching hand papermaking: 2011-2013
My paper making work is almost entirely sheet forming. I rarely sell sheets, but use them routinely in my letterpress printed fine press and artist book work. Most of my production is therefore off-white cotton rag or linter sheets, although I also make colored sheets for end papers, covers stock, etc. I have a dedicated space attached to my studio for my paper mill. My equipment includes a 1 pound Valley beater, wet press, vat, and 100 sheet drying box. I also make traditional mahogany and brass hand moulds for my own use and for others. I generally work with a 12 x18 mould, although I have other sizes. While not strictly paper making, making hand moulds is a significant part of my income.