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About the Organization: MIssion STATEMENT

Hand Papermaking, Inc. is dedicated to advancing traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of making paper by hand. Through its print and online publications, the nonprofit organization preserves, informs, and inspires, as it celebrates the transformative act of hand papermaking.

About the Organization: Guiding Principles

The following four principles guide our work.


We believe that direct interaction with physical objects and materials is a profound and grounding experience.

Collective Work

We are each learners and teachers in stewarding our intersecting communities. We respect each person’s agency, experience, and voice.


We recognize that the world is always in flux. We value creativity and adaptability in order to continue meaningful work and encourage a resilient, permeable, international network.


We acknowledge that we have been operating within a culture that perpetuates social inequities and depletes the living planet. We are resolved to challenge unjust systems so that we can truly reflect the field’s full breadth of work and practitioners and act with care towards our earth.

For over three decades, Hand Papermaking has presented the finest contemporary practices and richest traditions in the field of hand papermaking. As the nonprofit journal of record for a worldwide community, the biannual magazine, quarterly newsletter, and handmade-paper portfolios reaffirm, celebrate, and advance the art and practice of hand papermaking by both documenting the history of the craft and presenting the current state of papermaking. 

Become a subscriber to Hand Papermaking magazine and enjoy the handmade paper tip-ins along with the informative articles and stunning full-color photos. Buy a themed portfolio of paper and spend time with works by renowned national and international artists. Read our quarterly newsletter and hear about the latest workshops and calls for entry. Follow us on Instagram and watch live interviews with the most vibrant papermaking artists working today. 

As a member of the Hand Papermaking community, you will gain access to information about critical practices, tools, and resources in the field of hand papermaking. Whether you’re a papermaker, artist, historian, conservator, or simply in love with handmade paper, Hand Papermaking’s print and online publications connect you with a diverse, international community centered on making paper by hand, directly and tangibly. And they provide you with the inspiration to reinvent, regenerate, and advance the field.