Focus on RITUAL:
Dorothy Field reflects on the mulberry plant and the ways in which cultures throughout the world have employed it for spiritual purposes.
Paul Denhoed describes the Echizen Washi Deity and Paper Festival in Japan.
Jane Farmer ponders the connections between paper; with paper sample by Tibetan papermaker Gwakgo-la.
Gordon Sisler writes on his family ritual linking bread and paper.
Sukey Hughes advocates a mindful approach to the creative process.
Amanda Degener offers a moving tribute to water, her mentor at the vat.
Kendra Greene reports on how ritual plays a distinct role in the work of papermakers and paper artists today.
Paul Wong outlines how he uses Chinese spirit money in his work.
Tatiana Ginsberg conveys the rituals of a long-distance collaborative art project with Kate Carr and Lee Emma Running.
Mark Alice Durant ON James Castle.
Nicholas Basbanes ON Twinrocker; with “twin” paper samples.
Gary Frost reviews From the Hand to the Machine by Cathy Baker.
Anne McKeown reviews Mary Hark’s exhibition at the International Paper Museum.