HAND PAPERMAKING PORTFOLIOS
HAND PAPERMAKING is an organization dedicated to supporting the papermaking arts and crafts.
Since 1994 it has published a biennial series of remarkable portfolios, each dedicated to a theme or a technique,
for which papermakers world-wide are invited to submit entries to a jury of experts. Selected participants
produce 150 signed pieces, a statement covering aesthetic considerations, technical details, and a biographical summary.
These, along with a commissioned essay on the portfolio topic, are included in a custom made clamshell box. Each portfolio
is limited to 150 copies. They are designed by Steve Miller and edited by Mina Takahashi.
Copies are currently available for Portfolios # 6, 7, 8 and 9:
2010, number nine,
Handmade Paper in Motion.
14 works by 28 artists, featuring pop-ups, movable devices, and other forms of dynamic paper engineering.
Artists include Richard Aldorasi & Colette Fu, Tom Balbo & Michael Durgin, Michelle Bayer & Kyle Olmon,
Rachelle Chuang & Joan Michaels Paque, Helen Hiebert & Betsy Cluff, Amy Jacobs & Philip Bell, Jeanne Jaffe
& Alisa Fox & Hedi Kyle, Tom Leech & Sally Blakemore, Bridget O'Malley & Emily Martin, Margaret Prentice &
Ed Hutchins, Winnie Radolan & Pamela Wood, Erin Robin & Mary Tasillo, Shawn Sheehy, Lynn Sures & Carol Barton.
Essay by Ann Montanaro, founder of the Movable Book Society. Jurors were Robert Sabuda, Margaret Prentice, Bonnie Stahlecker and
Carol Barton. $595. Images of contents may be seen at http://tinyurl.com/motion9.
2008, number eight,
Calligraphy and Handmade Paper . 15 works created through the collaboration of 28 artists: Timothy
Barrett & Thomas Ingmire; Neal Bonham & Suzanne Moore; Annie Cicale & Claudia K. Lee; Rona Conti; Nancy
Culmone & Tom Leech; Titiana Ginsberg & Shibata Reiho; Karen Gorst & Mina Takahashi; Katie MacGregor &
Nancy Leavitt; Miriam Londoņo; Pamela Paulsrud & Andrea Peterson; Gretchen Schermerhorn & Marina Soria;
Susan Skarsgard, Wesley Tanner & Kathryn Clark; Cynthia Thompson & David Charles Chioffi; Jessica White &
Cheryl Jacobsen; Ann Alaia Woods. Essay by Rose Folsom, editor of Letter Arts Review. Jurors were Timothy Barrett and
Katie MacGregor for paper, and Thomas Ingmire and Nancy Leavitt for calligraphy. Images of contents may be
seen at http://tinyurl.com/callig8.
2006, number seven,
The Art of Pulp Painting. 17 works by Laurence Barker, Shannon Brock, Wendy Cain, Kathryn Clark,
Susan Gosin, Lois James, Bobbie Lippman, Bridget O'Malley, Dawn Peterson, Ken Polinskie, Margaret Prentice,
Victorial Rabal, Beverly Sky, Peter Sowiski, Lynn Sures, Cynthia Thompson, Beck Whitehead, and Paul Wong.
Essay by Jane Glaubinger of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Jurors were Margaret Prentice and Paul Wong.
Images of contents may be seen at http://tinyurl.com/artofpulp7.
2004, number six,
Innovative Printmaking on Handmade Paper. 20 works created through the collaboration of artists
Lynn Amlie, Jon Lee, Denise Brady, Frank Brannon, Carmon Colangelo & Rick Johnson, Evelyn David & Melanie
Yazzie, Georgia Deal, Amanda Degener & Susan Nees, Stephen Fredericks & Megan Moorhouse, Jean Gumpper &
Tom Leech, Susan Mackin-Dolan, Roberto Mannino, Margaret Prentice, John Risseeuw, Lee Running, Joe Sanders,
Shawn Sheehy, Giselle Simon, Peter Sowiski, Lynn Sures, and Cynthia Thompson. Essay by Eric Denker, Corcoran
Gallery of Art. Jurors were Gail Deery and Claire Van Vliet.
A COMPLETE SET. Numbers 1 - 9. #1: Design and pattern in decorated papers: wet and dry techniques,
with essay by Sandra Kroupa; #2: Opacity and translucency: letterpress printing on handmade paper, with essay by Michael Peich;
#3: Handmade paper in Nepal: tradition and change, with essay by Dorothy Field; #4: Old ways, new views: photographic processes on handmade paper,
with essay by John Risseeuw; #5: Watermarks in handmade paper: modern and historic, with essay by Helen Hiebert; #6: Innovative printmaking on
handmade paper, with essay by Eric Denker; #7: The Art of Pulp Painting, with essay by Jane Glaubinger; #8: Calligraphy and Handmade Paper,
with essay by Rose Folsom; #9: Handmade paper in motion, with essay by Ann Montanaro.
The first five portfolios are long out of print and uncommon. Complete sets are rare. $ 7,500.00. To order call 301-718-7911.
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