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This Fall Only, Hand Papermaking's Language of Color Portfolio is ON SALE

February 5, 2024

Fall brings fall colors, as well as a RARE major sale of one of Hand Papermaking's unique, limited-edition portfolios of handmade paper: THE LANGUAGE OF COLOR.

From now until October 31, you can get your copy of this amazing exploration color and paper for just $500 — a $150 discount off the regular price! Just click the green button below to buy: 

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The Language of Color, Hand Papermaking’s fourteenth edition of its celebrated handmade paper portfolio series, is a complex examination of a weighty theme: What does color mean? In the hands of a skilled papermaker, color has a range of aesthetic qualities from deep translucency, earthy softness, rich opacity, to a blush, ethereal tone. In a wider sense, however, how we read and connect with color reflects reinforced cultural meanings, where we come from, even where we are emotionally at a given time and place. Through color one can examine relationships of belonging and otherness and investigate nuances of emotion, spirit, place, and culture. Color in paper communicates in ways that we cannot through words, opening us up to connecting with others and transforming our understanding of the material and our community.

The 18 artists who contributed 16 works to The Language of Color are: Rebecca Alm & Amanda Degener, Tom Balbo, Kerri Cushman, Katharine Delamater & Colleen Lawrence, Sue Carrie Drummond, Gina Fowler, Leah Frankel, Susan Gosin, Viviane Colautti Ivanova, Genevieve Lapp, Henry Obeng, Anela Oh, Ingrid Schindall, Megan Singleton, Maria Amalia Wood, and Derick Wycherly. A custom-made clamshell box houses these artists’ works, each paper held in a protective folder imprinted with the artists’ names. A hand-bound booklet, with letterpress-printed cover, contains statements from the artists, details about each piece, and essays by Hong Hong and Bridget Donlon.


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