Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Twelve Months of Paper: It’s A How-to Book, It’s A Calendar, It’s Interactive!

Helen Hiebert Studio is pleased to announce Kickstarter Campaign for The Twelve Months of Paper, a how-to book and a calendar all in one, featuring 13 paper projects to make, gift and enjoy throughout the year. Learn how to make a creative paper design every month with well-known artist and author Helen Hiebert (author of Playing With Paper, Playing With Pop-Ups, and The Sunday Paper – her popular weekly blog). The calendar is filled with fun paper projects, facts and quotes about paper from around the world, plus a page of templates. Grab a copy of the Custom Paper Pack featuring a curated selection of papers from around the world plus everything you need to make all of the projects.

Kickstarter link:

Sunday, August 7, 2016

PechaKucha night in Santa Fe Seeking Presenters

Kerri Cushman and Jay Fox are hosting a PechaKucha night in Santa Fe at the Friends of Dard Hunter conference this fall because we are always in awe of what the membership has been up to. PechaKucha is a presentation format that gives 20 seconds per slide, 20 slides per presenter. This means you can put your best work forward, your craziest projects, or your most beloved processes.

Now we need you. The conference is a ways off, and that gives you plenty of time to practice and perfect your 6 minute 40 second presentation. Please send a brief synopsis and 1 – 3 sample images to Kerri and Jay. Everyone is encouraged to apply, artists, students, scientists, and everyone in between!

Proposals are due August 28th . Email to Kerri and Jay at: and

We look forward to seeing you in Sante Fe! has more information on this presentation format.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Confluence: Twelve Collaborations - Exhibition at Morgan Conservatory

Exoskeleton by Pam McKee and Kyle Holland
This unique exhibition pairs twelve highly accomplished American papermakers with printmakers, calligraphers, and surface designers of their choosing to generate collaborative pieces that range from prints to books and every medium in between, allowing these pairings to foster the production of unique art forms borne out of the creative efforts of both artists.

“For over two thousand years, handmade paper has been used primarily as a substrate for the transmission of information in text form, for visual images, and for furniture,” said Tom Balbo, Artistic Director of the Morgan Conservatory. “This show speaks to the nature of handmade paper and its ability to be an art form by highlighting multiple techniques and traditions as well as variances of scale.” Balbo added, “Each pairing had the challenge of incorporating both the papermaker’s and the artist’s individual sense of the craft to create inventive works that best demonstrate a melding of the two minds. We hope the exhibition showcases many, if not all, forms that handmade paper can take in this digital age, where the craft of papermaking is having a genuine resurgence.”

Confluence: Twelve Collaborations opens Friday, August 12th through Friday, September 16th at the Morgan – 1754 E. 47th St., Cleveland, OH 44103. The opening night reception starts at 6:30 p.m. For additional viewing hours and information visit

About The Morgan Conservatory
The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists. An international destination that is free and open to the public, the Morgan Conservatory is a working studio, gallery and gathering place for the community, educational hub and purveyor of some of the finest handmade papers in the world.

Since opening to the public in 2008, the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation has been a rising star in the Cleveland arts community and the papermaking world. The Morgan Conservatory’s 15,000-square-foot converted industrial space is home to professional and aspiring artists dedicated to the ancient art of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing. The Morgan Conservatory has been transformed into an art facility with studios, an 85 foot double-wall gallery, as well as a space for community events, and a unique kozo garden was installed to grow fiber for specialized papers.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Earth, Paper, Sky Conference Registration is Open!

Earth Paper Sky, the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Friends of Dard Hunter
October 20-23, 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico

You are invited to Earth Paper Sky, the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Friends of Dard Hunter, held in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. Enjoy a long weekend of conversation and activities filled with handmade paper!

The conference starts Thursday, October 20 with a talk given by the 2016 Keynote Speaker, John L. Risseeuw. Then, enjoy two days of demonstrations, lectures, studio tours, the member's exhibition, and an evening banquet with a live auction. Hope to see you there!

More Conference & Registration Information

ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF DARD HUNTER: The Friends of Dard Hunter is an organization for hand papermakers and anyone with a passion for paper. Since 1981 we have been connecting and educating papermakers in America and all over the world. Our name honors the life and work of Dard Hunter (1881-1966), whose travels, research, and writing are the most extensive of anyone in the field of hand papermaking; we support the Dard Hunter collection of the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum. We hold an annual conference in different regions of North America, and we sponsor exhibitions of the art and science of papermaking here in abroad.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Petrichorpaper Paper Mill and Artist Residency Kickstarter Launched

Petrichorpaper is a small-scale handmade paper mill currently based in Buffalo, NY. It is currently run by owner/operator, Danielle Myers. Along with handmade paper production other services are offered. Classes, workshops, open studio are all offered through petrichorpaper. Currently all classes and workshops are held at other venues and will still be available even after relocating. Open studio is not available at this time but once the mill is in the new space it will be open for public use ASAP!

Read all about how you can support the move HERE.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Call for Entries - Type, Paper, Scissors: A Broadside Exhibit

Pinyon Jay Press and Idaho State University invite artists to submit broadsides using hand set type for a national juried exhibition in the Transition Gallery in the Pond Student Union in Pocatello, Idaho. This exhibition will be juried by Jessica Spring.

Jessica Spring – Jessica Spring learned to set real metal type in 1989 and has been a letterpress printer ever since, most recently inventing Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves and angles. Her work at Springtide Press—artist books, broadsides and ephemera—is included in collections around the country and abroad. She also collaborates on the Dead Feminists broadside series with illustrator Chandler O’Leary. Spring has an MFA from Columbia College and teaches letterpress printing and book arts.

Entries Due                                   8/25/16
Artist Notification (email)                9/5/16
Artwork Arrives at Gallery               9/20/16-9/23/16
Exhibition Dates                            9/29/16-11/4/16
Exhibition Opening                        9/29/16
Artwork Shipped Back                   11/7/16-11/11/16

A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist for a $30 application fee.
Artists will submit work via

Information to be provided for each entry:
Artist Name(s)
Year Created
Edition or Unique Print
One image formatted to CaFe specifications

All artwork accepted into this show will ship to the Idaho State University Transition Gallery. All shipping and shipping insurance costs to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. Artists must pay for shipping to the exhibition and provide a pre-paid UPS or FedEx label for return shipping. Please provide a sturdy tube or shipping box that we will re-use to return your artwork.

The Pinyon Jay Press in Pocatello, Idaho, is a collaborative venture between the James Rogers Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion and the Department of English and Philosophy. Housed in the VisComm Experimental Lab in the Liberal Arts Building of Idaho State University, it provides faculty and students the opportunity to learn the art of fine letterpress printing and to explore various forms of expression that involve image, text, or a combination of the two. Several times a year Pinyon Jay Press holds special events such as guest lectures and workshops to promote the knowledge of letterpress printing and related fields such as typography, book design, broadside production, and visual culture in general. The Advisory Board for Pinyon Jay Press currently consists of Naomi Adams, Kelly Crompton, Paula Jull, Roger Schmidt, and Curt Whitaker. (

Questions? Please contact us.

Paula Jull, Idaho State University, Professor, James Rogers Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion

Naomi S. Adams, Idaho State University, Assistant Professor, Department of Art

Idaho State University
Dept. of Art STOP 8004
Naomi Adams
921 S. 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209-8004


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Portland, OR Papermaking Studio Takes to the Streets, Bringing Pulp to the People

Papermaking studio Pulp & Deckle is raising funds to purchase this coffee truck and turn it into a mobile studio.
Pulp & Deckle is a community studio and small business that is dedicated to sharing the art, science, history and craft of handmade paper with others. Since launching in the fall of 2012 they’ve grown exponentially, teaching workshops, making custom orders, starting an artist residency program, and filling a need for those who want to connect with the ancient and fascinating artform of papermaking.

Pulp & Deckle have taught guest classes and workshops at the Bamboo Garden, Portland Community College, Pacific University, the ADX maker space, The Museum of the Oregon Territory, Project Grow at Albertina Kerr, The Northwest Library, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. They’ve taught hundreds of students at their North Portland studio, both inside their production space and outside under a pop-up tent. Co-founder and Lead Instructor, Jenn Woodward says, “In our classes and workshops we explore the potentiality of paper, empowering students from diverse backgrounds and experience levels to be makers. When you learn how to make something from scratch you have a different kind understanding of, and appreciation for, what goes into its creation.”

Pulp & Deckle’s Kickstarter fundraising goal for the mobile studio is $10,500. You can find it and get involved at Some of the contributor rewards include a coloring book for adults made with handmade paper, cheeky greeting cards and art prints featuring iconic Oregon scenery, wildflower seed bombs, private instruction, and a “Pulp to the People” t-shirt.