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Paper Talk is an ongoing series of interviews by Helen Hiebert featuring artists and professionals who are working in the field of hand papermaking.

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Paper Talk is an ongoing series of interviews by Helen Hiebert featuring artists and professionals who are working in the field of hand papermaking.

    John Sullivan

    John Sullivan

    John Sullivan started Logos Graphics 46 years ago when he moved to San Francisco, CA. The shop transitioned from offset lithography to letterpress in 2000, and it was letterpress printing that sparked Sullivan's interest in the subtleties of paper. As digital presses captured a larger portion of the print market. there was a narrowing of paper texture, color and thickness. Ten years ago Sullivan started saving the off-cuts from Cranes Lettra 100% cotton paper, then beating, coloring and forming that cotton pulp into new paper for short run broadsides. Five years ago, he added a CNC router to the shop, which opened the door to carving 3 dimensional molds for cast paper. After seeing Brian Queen’s 3D printed mold, deckle and laid mold surfaces, Sullivan acquired a 3D printer and has been creating moulds and deckles with interchangeable screen surfaces up to 16 x 20, plus assorted shaped deckles.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Paula Beardell Krieg

    Paula Beardell Krieg

    Paula Beardell Krieg is an artist and educator who uses paper for drawings, decoration, and building. She loves to explore the internal structure of books, including the patterns of folds, the sewing and knotting of bindings, and how everything fits together. Krieg’s work lies at the intersection of art and math, using color and line to illuminate symmetries and geometry in and on paper. She often collaborates with classroom teachers to design projects for arts-in-education classes and writes about her work in classrooms, as well as her own adventures with paper.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Nicole Donnelly - Part 2

    Nicole Donnelly - Part 2

    This is Part 2 of my interview with Nicole Donnelly. Find Part 1 here.

    Nicole Donnelly is a hand papermaker and visual artist specializing in sculptural paper artworks and invasive plant papers. She is the President of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA), 2015-2021; and the founder of the creative papermaking studio paperTHINKtank. She is master papermaker for The Brodsky Center at PAFA (2019- present) and for The Brandywine Workshop & Archives (2018-present). She teaches paper and book arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and other institutions.

    • 47 min
    Nicole Donnelly

    Nicole Donnelly

    Nicole Donnelly is a hand papermaker and visual artist specializing in sculptural paper artworks and invasive plant papers. She is the President of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA), 2015-2021; and the founder of the creative papermaking studio paperTHINKtank. She is master papermaker for The Brodsky Center at PAFA (2019- present) and for The Brandywine Workshop & Archives (2018-present). She teaches paper and book arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and other institutions.

    • 50 min
    Rosston Meyer

    Rosston Meyer

    Rosston Meyer is a designer, paper engineer and publisher who creates pop up books under the name Poposition Press. Working mostly with contemporary visual artists, Rosston has self published over 20 pop up books, cards and pop up art prints since he started Poposition in 2013. Published titles include The Pop Up Art Book, The Necronomicon Pop Up Book and Dimensional Cannabis: The Pop Up Book of Marijauna which is a collaboration with six different paper engineers. He is one of just a handful of people in the world that self publishes pop up books, entirely managing each project from design to production to marketing to distribution.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Susan Joy Share

    Susan Joy Share

    Susan Joy Share is an Alaska based visual artist, bookbinder and performer. Her passion for the book form, its structural variations, materials and potential for movement blends with her interest in sculpture, painting, sewing and collage. Susan creates an array of wearable books, figures and architectural forms. Her innovative, early performances with foldout sculpture connected the book with the human body.

    • 52 min

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