In Volume 34, Number 1, Hand Papermaking examines and celebrates the “we.” Collaboration is a core aspect of our medium, our practitioners, and our output. At its essence, papermaking is a […]
In Volume 33, Number 2, Hand Papermaking examines handpapermaking — the history, the craft, and art made in the medium — with a feminist lens. Today there is an unprecedented and widespread […]
In Volume 33, Number 1, Hand Papermaking focuses on water: its central role in our process, the notion of “flow” in art produced in our aqueous medium, and the ways […]
Volume 32, Number 2 of Hand Papermaking explores the evidentiary nature of paper, as well as its capacity to conceal secrets, and what a forensic analysis of paper can tell us […]
Volume 32, Number 1 marks Hand Papermaking’s commitment to printing the magazine in full color going forward! In this issue, we look at the use of paper as cloth and fabric. […]
In the October 2016 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter you can catch up on the latest listings and read about making parchment, teaching paper in an old shoe factory, making a living from handmade paper in 1930, the marbled papers of Vi Wilson, and papermaking from recycled clothing.
For this special issue devoted to papermaking in Italy, guest editor Lynn Sures rounded up an array of perspectives from Italian artists, scholars, academics, and artisans. The authors demonstrate their strong cultural heritage, with an eye to the relevance of papermaking as a living practice. It is…
In the July 2016 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter, explore historic papermaking photographs and read how students dressed up a solar array with handmade paper. Our columnists write about abaca pulp by the bale, a pulp casting workshop, letters from a 1930 vatman, an Istanbul marbler’s gathering, and tips on making paper from dried flowers.
In the April 2016 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter, our columnists discuss Burmese papermakers, a demo for seniors, a noteworthy vatman, and setting up a community paper studio. There are […]
In our thirtieth-anniversary issue, we look to the future of the field, presenting the next generation—papermakers and paper artists under 30. The tongue-in-cheek theme is from the 1960s Free Speech Movement: “Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30!” Here’s our line-up so far…
Volume 30, Number 2: A primer on sizing… Tim Barrett provides an overview of sizing terminology and sizing options for contemporary hand papermakers. John Baty covers the chemistry of sizing […]
In the January 2016 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter, our columnists write about the silk “paper” saga, a rainy day with open vats, cooperation and competition among historic mills, the legacy of marbler Christopher Weimann, and making papyrus from fruits or vegetables. Read letters from readers and event listings, and support our advertisers.
In the October 2015 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter our columnists make washi in the garden, mourn the closing of an historic mill, praise a paper scholar, and teach you […]
In the July 2015 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter, read about “liquid goat,” a huge beater made from an old school bus, and papermaking in Iran. Our columnists write about […]
In the April 2015 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter, a paper artwork survives a knife attack (perpetrator forgiven), a 16th-century poet celebrates paper mills, and expunged criminal records get re-pulped. […]