Robbin Silverberg

Address50-52 Dobbin St.
CityBrooklyn
State/ProvinceNY
Postal Code11222
CountryUSA
Phone Number7188640083
E-mail Addressdobbinmill@earthlink.net
Websitewww.robbinamisilverberg.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1979

First piece of handmade paper: 1980

First handmade paper artwork: 1980

Beginning of active practice: 1981

Robbin's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses handmade paper for book arts
  2. Artist who uses papermaking for two-dimensional work
  3. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)

Robbin's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Library research

Influences on Robbin's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Robbin:

  1. History of Papermakign : Dard Hunter

Publications eventually important to Robbin:

Countries where Robbin's studied:

  1. Austria : Wekstatt fur Buchgestaltung
    1. visit to mill or artist studio
    2. other : Training in a book bindery with a paper studio that I set up.
  2. Italy : null
    1. visit to mill or artist studio
  3. null : null
  4. null : null

Raw materials used by Robbin in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
  1. cotton rag - fiber prepared in house
  2. mitsumata - fiber prepared in house
  3. other fiber : wheat straw, corn husk, kapok, iris, broom,

Chemicals used by Robbin for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Rarely

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes
  1. hand beating
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Robbin in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1985 to present

Teaching formats used by Robbin:

Used Rarely

Robbin's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. some

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