Helen Hiebert

Address113 Mill Loft Unit C213
Postal Code81632`
Phone Number503-290-6144
E-mail Addresshelen@helenhiebertstudio.com

First interest in hand papermaking process: 1990

First piece of handmade paper: 1991

First handmade paper artwork: 1992

Beginning of active practice: 1992


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Helen'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
  4. Educator who teaches hand papermaking (any facet)
  5. Writer on topics related to hand papermaking

Helen's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Other : a trip to Japan rekindled my interest in paper in general and got me thinking about handmade paper in specific

Influences on Helen's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Publications initially important to Helen:

  1. Washi : Sukey Hughes
  2. Hand Papermaking : journal
  3. The Art of Papermaking : Bernard Toale

Publications eventually important to Helen:

  1. Hand Papermaking : null

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Raw materials used by Helen in Hand Papermaking:

Chemicals used by Helen for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes

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

Used Routinely
  1. Hollander beater
Used Sometimes

Style of sheet forming used by Helen in Hand Papermaking:

Years teaching hand papermaking: 1993-present

Teaching formats used by Helen:

Helen's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a lot


I began with an interest in making paper from plants, which led to my first book, Papermaking With Plants. I worked at Dieu Donné for 6 years and was exposed to so many ways of working with paper; many of these techniques were written about in my 2nd book, The Papermaker's Companion. I have taught around the country, and in Austria and Australia.