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Confluence of Life – Helen Hiebert Studio


The Sunday Paper #447

February 12, 2023

I’m so honored to have been inducted into the North American Hand Papermakers Corridor of Papermaking Champions. The Sunday Paper has performed a significant function in my work within the area, and also you, expensive readers, hold me stoked to proceed delivering it each week. Click on via to learn in regards to the wonderful group of people that had been inducted this 12 months. Congratulations to Lilian A. Bell, Tom Balbo, Susan Gosin, Aimee Lee, and Paul Wong!


I met Sarah Brayer within the early 1990’s after I was working at Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC, the place she would come to make artwork. In 2019, I had the nice fortune of visiting her studio in Kyoto, Japan.

Brayer has pursued her ardour for conventional washi paper because the Nineteen Eighties, when she moved to Japan. To be taught time-honored strategies from artisans she has made numerous journeys to Echizen, one of many oldest properties of washi. Her fashion of mixing the standard along with her unique imaginative and prescient has gained her worldwide acclaim. Just lately, she obtained a uncommon probability to dedicate a fusuma-e, sliding partition work, to a Zen temple in Kyoto. Her 8-panel piece will probably be put in within the temple’s meditation area. This piece follows Brayer’s painstaking course of to create a chunk that will probably be treasured on the temple, probably for lots of of years. Watch the documentary piece: Confluence of Life.


I’ve featured Polly Verity on the weblog earlier than, and right here’s a brand new video about her work. I like how she explains that she doesn’t wish to pre-plan – she likes the freshness, or spontaneity, of creating folds or creases and seeing what occurs.


Want a valentine? My Woven Paper Valentine was featured within the Craft Business Alliance Valentine’s Traits article. You’ll discover a hyperlink to the YouTube tutorial there, together with another enjoyable Valentine’s Day concepts. I discovered about Galentine’s Day within the article and have determined to host a Galentine’s Day dinner, since my hubby will probably be out of city.


Jenny Sorkin interviews Melissa Potter in Bomb Journal. Potter makes use of hand papermaking as feminist eco-critical social observe.


Paper Tidbits

  • The Purple Cliff Paper Retreat is filling up. Will you be a part of us for every week in Colorado in August?
  • If you happen to’re within the Denver space, I’m instructing a workshop at Anythink York Avenue Library on March eleventh. You’ll get to expertise my lantern Step Into the Gentle, which presently on view.
  • A few of you contributed roots to my sculpture Mom Tree, and plenty of of you’ve gotten seen her on view, first in Portland after which as she traveled across the nation. She is now on the Museum of Motherhood (sure, a museum about motherhood exists) in St. Petersburg, FL. I met the founding father of the museum, Pleasure Rose, all the best way again in 2010, proper after I completed Mom Tree, and we’ve been speaking ever since. They intend to buy her to stay on web site, and you may assist!


Within the Studio

Right here’s the subsequent quick however candy video in my Papermaking Sequence: Draining Tub.


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