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Paper Portfolios

In addition to the magazine and newsletter, Hand Papermaking also produces a series of limited-edition portfolios of handmade papers. Since 1994, we have published thirteen portfolios featuring handmade paper produced by more than 220 leading contemporary paper artists. These portfolios, which have been collected by prominent paper collectors and renowned institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, and the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking (among many others), serve as repositories of knowledge on paper decoration, papermaking with a wide range of materials, paper manipulation, and art-making with paper.

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13

In Between

Sixteen intriguing works that explore the liminal, undefined, unextreme, marginal, and middling. Essay by portfolio curator Frida Baranek.

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12

Intergenerationality

Emerging and established artists partner as equals to create fifteen works. Essay by curator Tatiana Ginsberg.

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11

Negative Space in Handmade Paper: Picturing the Void

Nineteen compelling artworks investigate an intriguing concept. Commissioned essay by Buzz Spector.

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10

Handmade Paper: Fiber Exposed!

Eighteen works demonstrate how fiber can be the primary medium to create imagery, concept, and content. Essay by Eugénie Barron.

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9

Handmade Paper in Motion

A lively group of pop-ups, movable devices, and other forms of dynamic paper engineering enhanced physically and conceptually by the use of hand-made paper. Moveable Book Society founder Ann Montanaro wrote the essay.

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8

Calligraphy and Handmade Paper

Twenty-eight artists collaborated to produce fifteen works featuring calligraphic marks, words, and short passages interacting with custom handmade paper. The essayist is Rose Folsom of 'Letter Arts Review'.

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7

The Art of Pulp Painting

Eighteen works are included in this assortment of alluring imagery, featuring the unique medium of pulp painting where artists work not only on paper, but in paper. Jane Glaubinger of the Cleveland Museum of Art wrote the essay.

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6

Innovative Printmaking on Handmade Paper

Twenty juried prints represent a wide range of printmaking techniques – traditional, contemporary, and experimental. The essayist is Eric Denker of the National Gallery of Art.

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5

Watermarks in Handmade Paper: Modern and Historic

Presents seventeen watermarked sheets—five were formed on historic moulds, twelve were produced especially for this edition, in folders with die-cut openings on both sides. Helen Hiebert wrote the essay.

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4

Old Ways, New Views: Photographic Processes on Handmade Paper

Seventeen artworks produced by twenty-five respected papermakers and photographers offer an uncommon integration of the historic arts of photography and papermaking. The essay was written by John Risseeuw, Professor of Art at Arizona State University.

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Handmade Paper in Nepal: Tradition and Change

The specimens for this edition come from a single source, paper historian and artist Dorothy Field. During numerous trips to Nepal, she met with papermakers, discerned their methods, and collected their papers.

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Opacity and Translucency: Letterpress Printing on Handmade Paper

With sensitive interaction between paper and printing, these works of art either break new ground or exemplify the finest traditional techniques. Essay by Michael Peich of Aralia Press.

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Design and Pattern in Decorated Papers: Wet and Dry Techniques

Twenty-one artists participated in this initial venture, showcasing marbling, paste paper, and other techniques for decorating paper. The essay was written by Sanrdra Kroupa.

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