This handmade kozo (paper mulberry) paper is extra long and a great value for its large size.  It certainly can be used for most any printmaking technique, as well as backing support for large artwork. Because its unusual size, it has been used in repair of antique folding screens. Hailing from the Kochi area…

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With expressive and thoughtful line, Nichol Markowitz‘s work engages the fragility of memories and our conceptions of the self.  In her words: “As a species our history is preserved through the collective human consciousness; our bodies vessels for the past and the present, knowledge, memory, legends and thought.”   The imagery is evocative and driven by…

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Part 2 – Wonderful Washi While washi  (Japanese paper) is a long-lasting Japanese traditional craft, how it became an important part of Japanese culture is almost forgotten even by most Japanese.  In thinking about washi’s role in etiquette, social rituals, and some possibly overlooked utilitarian uses,  in this post, I want to show you some of…

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Paper Connection was thrilled to visit Puerto Rican printmaker and book artist Mariana Ramos Ortiz at Brown University’s Walter Feldman Book Arts Studio. Mariana was a visiting scholar at Brown. Her politically engaged work is charged with bold and beautiful block prints.  Collaboration Mariana collaborated with Brown literary arts lecturer, Erica Mena on a handmade book about…

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Maybe you have dabbled in alternative printing for photography, maybe you miss the good ole’ days of film and a 35mm, or maybe you look back at historical photographs over a century ago, and wonder, ‘how did they do it?’ Regardless of which of the above categories you may fall into, you will be inspired and…

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We’ve got a new arrival in our paper warehouse: Masa paper.  Masa is a type of mulberry or kozo/mix pulp paper that is very smooth on one side. Because it has both internal and surface sizing and can easily be crumpled and re-flattened, this paper is ideal for printmaking.  Don’t believe us? Just listen to…

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We received this set of lovely photos from one of our customers, Fernanda Rivera, who took a letterpress class taught by Macy Chadwick. It just goes to show how handmade, eastern papers can work so well with the letterpress technique, to create such beautiful results.  Thank you so Fernanda, for your wonderful work that is both…

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As my feet touch the ground in Japan, and I try to adjust my internal clock to Tokyo time, I still am coming off a papermaking and printmaking high that started in Portland.  No, it’s not because of any legal herbs or ink fumes, but the genuine love of both arts (and the city of…

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After spending some quality time with artist Bess Frimodig, I learned about this important project: 20 Coastal Stations.  Although seemingly remote from my path, this exciting idea is most certainly within my small and connected planet.  The opportunity to embrace some unchartered territories appeared before me. My company, Paper Connection is happy to support the artists…

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A couple of us PAPERWOMEN-on-the-road had a great time visit­ing Print Club LTD. studios earlier t­his month. The best part is they’re now ­in the Providence area! We loved meeting­ with Ms. Liz Corkery in her space this time and forging a further paper bond with her. ­ She had visited us at Paper Connection’s warehouse…

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