Elizabeth Boyne makes the case that the earliest papermakers were most likely women.
Erin Zona speaks with Ann Kalmbach and Tana Kellner about founding Women’s Studio Workshop in 1974.
Melissa Hilliard Potter traces the history of the Los Angeles Woman’s Building and its impacts with two of its papermaking instructors, Sukey Hughes and Patricia Reis.
Ferris Olin interviews Judith Brodsky, along with Gail Deery and Anne McKeown, about the feminist origins of the Brodsky Center.
Alisha Adams profiles the People’s Paper Co-op’s Women in Reentry program.
Neysa Page-Lieberman introduces us to Seeds InService, an ecofeminist seed-saving and papermaking project by Melissa Hilliard Potter and Maggie Puckett in Chicago.
Feminist painter Natalie Frank describes her powerful experience with pulp painting.
Anne Osherson brings feminist context to the survey exhibition “Paper/Print.”
Two handmade paper samples round out the thematic focus of this issue:
- Kenaf paper, made at Women’s Studio Workshop;
- And Underpaper, by Margaret Mahan Sheppard and workshop participants in solidarity against sexual and domestic violence.
In addition, Jamye Jamison reviews an important exhibition of Rembrandt’s etchings that focuses on paper and a watermark identification project.