Friday, December 8, 2017

Upcoming Winter Workshops at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory

The Morgan Conservatory’s Winter Workshops are open for registration, and offer opportunities for study in the areas of hand papermaking, letterpress, bookbinding and book arts. Additional workshop descriptions, full teaching artist’s biographies, and registration information is available online at or by calling 216-361-9255.

Hinging and Matting Works of Art on Paper
Taught by Jamye Jamison
Learn and perfect your techniques for hinging and
matting works on paper, and different options for
unique objects.
January 13 2018 | 10 am – Noon | $30

Roycroft Suede Binding
Taught by Fran Kovac
Discover how to bind books using this classic style of
binding from the Arts and Crafts Movement.
January 27, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm | $90

Check out the full list of classes  ---->

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hand Papermaking Art Auction - October 2017

Hand Papermaking Art Auction
October 17 - 31, 2017

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After over three decades of celebrating and promoting papermaking through publications and portfolios, Hand Papermaking is excited to present our first-ever Art Auction. You are invited to bid on an impressive selection of paper art by leading artists such as William Wegman, Lesley, Dill, Kenneth Noland, and Jenny Holzer. 

The Hand Papermaking Art Auction takes place October 17-31 on Paddle8 at

All proceeds benefit Hand Papermaking’s ongoing operations and non-profit educational and publishing programs.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Save the Dates! Hand Papermaking 19th Annual Auction

Hand Papermaking 19th Annual Auction

September 15 – 24, 2017

Hand Papermaking Sellers Page:
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This September 15-24, you can help Hand Papermaking continue its mission to advance traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand Papermaking, even as you take advantage of some fantastic deals on all sorts of paper-related items: Equipment and supplies, books on paper and book arts, fine handmade papers, art works, paper experiences, and much more!

Don’t miss out on these great papermaking items!

Hand Papermaking’s 19th Annual Auction takes place September 15-24 on eBay at

Choose from over 55 bargains and one-of-a-kind lots. 100% of proceeds benefit Hand Papermaking—show your support!

Get advance peeks at some of the most intriguing auction items starting September 6 on Hand Papermaking’s Instagram page:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Join Cave Paper to Discuss Becoming a Cooperative

Cave Paper* would like to find out if there is support in the community to restructure from an "S" Corp to a cooperative. Cooperatives offer many levels of ownership including working members and investment members. There will be two exploratory meetings at Cave's possible new location.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406-2630

Saturday Sept 9th 10:30-11:30 and/or
Sunday Sept 24 1:30-2:30

All welcome, no RSVP necessary. Snacks provided but you might want to bring a chair.

This huge space is seeking other artists who work in any media and need work space. Landlord will be present.

Anyone, near or far, who would like to continue to be on a snail mail or email list needs to let Amanda Degener know. 612-998-8075

Please share with others who might be interested.

*Cave Paper is a Minneapolis based handmade paper mill with an international reputation and 22 years of an active internship

Monday, June 19, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Waiting to Catch the Sun - Solo Exhibition by Hong Hong

Join Hong Hong for the opening reception of her first solo exhibition, Waiting to Catch the Sun, at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT. It features a series of large-scale, poured paperworks created in Georgia, Connecticut, and New York between 2014 and 2017.

Show Dates: May 11 to June 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, at 6 PM.
Artist Talk: Friday, June 2, at 6 PM.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Hand Papermaking, Inc. Selects Michael Fallon as New Executive Director

After an extensive national search, Michael Fallon of Minneapolis, Minnesota has been selected as the new executive director of Hand Papermaking, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and advancing traditional and contemporary ideas and practices in the art of hand papermaking. The organization was founded in 1986 by Amanda Degener and Michael Durgin and since 1995 has been under the leadership of Tom Bannister who recently announced his retirement.

“We are excited that Michael Fallon will be leading our organization as our new executive director,” said board chair Susan Mackin Dolan, who headed up the search committee. “With more than 10 years in nonprofit-management experience and an extensive background in arts, writing, and publishing, Michael is uniquely qualified to take over the leadership at this moment in our organization’s 30-plus-year history.”

Artist books, handmade paper, and the stories contained therein have been the through-line to Michael Fallon’s career. After graduating college with degrees in literature and art, Fallon studied with Buzz Spector and eventually earned an MFA degree in book arts at the University of Alabama, studying letterpress printing and papermaking with Steve Miller and publishing a rare edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s work. In 1998 Fallon moved to Minnesota, where he served as an artist in residence at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and befriended renowned book and paper artists Amanda Degener, Bridget O’Malley, Mary Hark, Chip Schilling, Jana Pullman, and many others. Growing interested in writing about art and craft, after publishing his first article in—of all places—Hand Papermaking magazine, Fallon eventually wrote for local and national publications such as Public Art Review, Art in America, and American Craft. In 2005 Fallon went back to school to earn a degree in nonprofit arts management. After more than ten years now of managing arts and educational nonprofits, Fallon has developed strong supervisory, financial, strategic leadership, marketing, and fundraising skills that he will put to use in sustaining Hand Papermaking, Inc. through the next 30 years of its existence.

“What most excites me about coming to work for Hand Papermaking,” Fallon said recently, “is it feels like I’m making a full-circle trip back to my roots—as book artist, papermaker, arts writer, and publisher. I am eager to use the skills and experiences I have picked up along the way in nonprofit management and community organizing to give something back to the organization that played a key role in the early development of my career.”

For over 30 years, Hand Papermaking, Inc. has explored and chronicled the art of making paper by hand—through its biannual magazine, quarterly newsletter, limited-edition portfolios, and online platforms—featuring traditional and modern practices worldwide, curating and presenting the best of the field, inspiring the ongoing revival of the craft, and facilitating the emergence of handmade paper as a vibrant contemporary art medium.

If you would like to learn more about this appointment, the organization and its flagship publication, or just want to connect and catch up, drop a line to