Selections from Hand Papermaking Portfolios: Decorated Papers, Innovative Prints, and Pulp Painting

Exhibition Dates: 
August 11, 2014 - January 9, 2015

Hand Papermaking Journal produces limited-edition collections of paper art in biannual portfolios.  Each portfolio is arranged around a theme, such as paper fibers, calligraphy and handmade paper, pulp painting, or other paper-related art forms.  In this exhibit, explore selections from these beautiful portfolios.

Portfolios included in the exhibition:
Design and Pattern in Decorated Papers: Wet and Dry Techniques (1994)
Twenty-one juried papers--some by individual artists, some collaborative efforts--demonstrate techniques applied to the paper surface or inherent in the paper pulp. Based on historic traditions with a contemporary dynamic, the methods employed include marbling, paste paper, pulp painting, embossing, embedding, dyeing, pigmenting, and others difficult to categorize.

Innovative Printmaking on Handmade Paper (2004)
Numerous printmaking methods are represented in this portfolio, some traditional, some contemporary, some unquestionably innovative. Techniques include etching, woodblock, chine collé, linocut, digital inkjet, silkscreen, monotype, lithography, pochoir, aquatint, and letterpress. The handmade paper is inherent in the artwork, including watermarking, pulp painting, double couching, and overbeating.

The Art of Pulp Painting (2006)
Pulp paintings are created using specially prepared pulps applied to a fresh base layer of paper.  This emerging art form combines the substrate, medium, and image into a single form.

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