Thursday, December 18, 2014

Special Issue on China

Check out the Winter 2014 issue of Hand Papermaking magazine.

CONTENTS:  A Conversation with Xu Bing by Michael Durgin; Mansheng Wang: A Chinese Artist Talks about Chinese Paper by Nancy Norton Tomasko; Wet and Dry: Water-Based Woodblock Printmaking with Chinese Papers by Ralph Kiggell; Two Decorated Paper Samples; Lin Yan’s Migrations: Paper as a Medium Back Home by Claire Cuccio; Chinese Papers in the Repair of Traditional Chinese Books by Jody Beenk; Dai Hand Papermaking in Xishuangbanna by Peng Juan and Nick Perret; Paper Mulberry Paper from Manzhao; Paper Art Education in China and the Founding of the Paper Art Laboratory at Tsinghua University by Zhao Jian and Yang Changhe; Four Contemporary Chinese Artists: Tang Chenghua, Fu Xiaotong, Hu Rong, Peng Yong. Review: Jacob Eyferth's  "Eating Rice from Bamboo Roots" by Michael Durgin.

The issue includes three large and lovely specimens of handmade paper from China...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Think of us on #GivingTuesday

You endured Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now you can join the movement of generosity called Giving Tuesday and be part of the true spirit of the holiday season.

Of course there are numerous organizations that deserve your support today. We hope that Hand Papermaking is on your gift list.

Tom Bannister makes the case for Hand Papermaking in this letter kicking off our annual campaign. Any amount is very much appreciated and will help us balance the books by year end.

If you are able give $100 or more, we'll send you a limited-edition broadside produced for us by Tom Balbo and Julie McLaughlin. See it at

Donate online or call us at 301-220-2393 or mail your check to PO Box 1070, Beltsville, MD 20704.

'Tis the season of giving! Please tell your friends, fans, and followers about Giving Tuesday and Hand Papermaking.

To donate online visit

Or add Hand Papermaking to your basket of donations at Razoo, Crowdrise, or Network for Good.

Thank You!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Weekend at Pyramid Atlantic

Stop by and say hello this weekend at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Friday night preview party is free to the public. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon our trade fair table will show copies of recent portfolios and magazines. On Saturday morning Tom will give a talk on watermarks. View all the details at and we hope to see you there!

Save $100 on Portfolios

Our eagerly anticipated 11th portfolio is now ready to ship! “Negative Space in Handmade Paper: Picturing the Void” is a stunning new collection of work available now for $595.

Order any of our portfolios, and you can select additional portfolio(s) for just $495, a fairly reasonable cost when you consider the caliber of work.

Take another look at the whole impressive series ( and consider treating yourself or gifting your favorite institution.

Hand Papermaking Portfolios are exceptional, curated, themed collections of handmade papers, showcasing the work being done in our time by leading paper artists.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This Friday in San Francisco

From noon until 5pm on Friday, October 17, stop by the trade fair at San Francisco Center for the Book. Visit with Hand Papermaking and many other paper vendors under a big tent in the lot behind SFCB.

SFCB is located at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103. There is plenty of parking in the neighborhood, and a parking garage across the street.

Part of a joint conference with The Friends of Dard Hunter and the American Printing History Association, the fair is open to the general public, not just conference participants.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Subscriber Special

New Subscriber Drive…  September 20 through October 15

If you’ve been wanting to subscribe to Hand Papermaking magazine and newsletter, now’s the time! For the next 25 days, all new 2-year subscribers will receive a free gift of Hand Papermaking 25 — a book of exceptional handmade paper samples by 25 notable artists.

Hand Papermaking 25 contains 4x4-inch paper specimens from the featured artists, along with personal reflections on the evolution of their work and descriptions of materials and techniques. Each copy from the limited edition of 1000 is bound into a letterpress-printed French-fold cover that was commissioned from one of four distinguished mills.

This beautiful treasure, which normally sells for $65, is yours free if you contact us before October 15 and sign up for a new 2-year subscription ($105 in North America and $155 elsewhere).

Your subscription includes the internationally acclaimed Hand Papermaking magazine twice a year, as well as the enhanced digital version of our quarterly newsletter (add $30 if you wish to receive a printed newsletter). The finely printed magazine features in-depth articles, interviews, and reviews on a variety of topics within the field. Each magazine also showcases unique tipped-in samples of handmade paper. The newsletter contains quarterly installments from our insightful columnists, and timely notices of upcoming classes, workshops, exhibits, events, publications, and more.

One more reason to subscribe now…  Our upcoming Winter 2014 magazine is a special issue focused on papermaking in China, compiled by guest editor Michael Durgin who currently resides there.

Seize the moment — and your free copy of Hand Papermaking 25!  But don’t wait too long... this 25-day subscription drive ends October 15.

Sign up for your new 2-year subscription on our site here, or mail your payment to: Hand Papermaking, Box 1070, Beltsville, MD 20704. Call us at 301-220-2393 with your Visa /MasterCard or fax details to 301-220-2394.

Thank you !

Paper artists featured in Hand Papermaking 25
Amanda Degener, Kathryn and Howard Clark, Richard Flavin, Helmut Becker, Anne Vilsboll, Susan Gosin, Margaret Sahlstrand, Asao Shimura, Neil Bonham, Margaret Prentice, Katie MacGregor and Bernie Vinzani, Beck Whitehead, Tim Barrett, Mark Lander, Peter Thomas, Karen Stahlecker, Beverly Sky, Tom Leech, John Risseeuw, Elaine and Donna Koretsky, Helen Hiebert, Paul Denhoed, Helen Frederick, Roberto Mannino, Steve Miller.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

October Newsletter Published

In the October 2014 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter (#108) read inspiring articles from our regular columnists; and scan the listings for national and international exhibitions, events, workshops, opportunities, publications, videos, classifieds, etc.

Subscribers can log in and download this issue, plus recent back issues. Non-subscribers can order single copies.