Retta Clews

Address250 East Blue Hill Road
CityBlue Hill
State/ProvinceMaine
Postal Code04614
CountryUSA
Phone Number207-374-2473
E-mail Addresshenriettacl@earthlink.net
WebsitePaperbookpress

First interest in hand papermaking process: 2001

First piece of handmade paper: 2001

First handmade paper artwork: 2001

Beginning of active practice: 2001

Retta's Work in Hand Papermaking:

  1. Artist who uses handmade paper for book arts
  2. Recreational papermaker (for personal development, non-exhibiting)

Retta's Introduction to Hand Papermaking:

  1. Workshops

Influences on Retta's Work in Hand Papermaking:

Modest
  1. Videos
Minor

Publications initially important to Retta:

  1. Paper-Making : Heller
  2. Handmade Paper : Cunning
  3. The Art and Craft of Paper-Making : Dawson

Publications eventually important to Retta:

  1. The Paper-maker's Companion : Hiebert
  2. Plant Fibers for Paper Making : Bell
  3. The Art of Papermaking : Toale

Countries where Retta's studied:

  1. Italy : Museo della Carta e della Filigrana di Fabriano
    1. hands-on workshop
    2. visit to mill or artist studio

Raw materials used by Retta in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
  1. other fiber : hosta, leeks
Used Rarely

Chemicals used by Retta for cooking fibers in Hand Papermaking:

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

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

Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Style of sheet forming used by Retta in Hand Papermaking:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Years teaching hand papermaking: null

Teaching formats used by Retta:

Used Routinely
Used Sometimes
Used Rarely

Retta's Income Contribution from Hand Papermaking:

  1. a little

Narrative:

I continue my experiments with the natural fibers of leeks and hosta that are readily available where I live. The texture with and without cotton linter interests me and I use the results either in my art work or in my handmade books.

Questions:

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