Hand Papermaking has deep ties to Cave Paper through our co-founder Amanda Degener. Cave Paper’s 25th Anniversary will take place in 2019. To celebrate they have developed a program to bring notable artists to their Minneapolis studio, for the purpose of producing new editions of artwork incorporating handmade papers.
Jan Owen and Changhe Yang are two of the first artists to be involved. Jan Owen is a calligrapher/book artist who lives in Belfast, Maine. Changhe Yang, from Beijing, is a young Chinese artist who will visit the USA for the first time. Depending on funding, more collaborations are on the horizon.
If you are able, please help Cave Paper cover the expenses of these visiting artists by making a tax-deductible donation of any size. Thank you!
Clicking the button above will allow you to choose your donation amount and complete the transaction with or without a paypal account. Credit card charges will appear on your statement under the name PAYPAL *HANDPAPERMK. Since Hand Papermaking is 501(c)3 organization acting as a fiscal agent for Cave Paper, your donation is tax-deductible.
About Cave Paper…
In 1994, Bridget O’Malley and Amanda Degener teamed up to make paper in the basement of an old, industrial Minneapolis warehouse. There are no windows, and the walls are limestone. This subterranean studio inspired Degener and O’Malley to call their studio, “Cave.”
Today, the feel of Cave Paper still reflects its name. They make paper by hand from raw fiber. They boil walnuts for dye, and mix deep vats of indigo. The process results in a robust and archival paper of unparalleled durability.
Cave’s reputation is equally lasting. Over 100 interns have been ushered through the immersive studio experience at Cave. The program teaches emerging craftspeople of all ages to keep hand papermaking alive.
They work with artists worldwide, bringing technical know-how to numerous projects. As a result, projects that use Cave Paper are housed everywhere from contemporary art museums to the Library of Congress.