Taller Leñateros, Chiapas, Mexico
This paper, print and book publishing cooperative Taller Lenateros is run by Mayan artists in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Using a pedal powered beater, paper is made from wild plants and recycled agricultural and industrial waste.
Wet paper is 'couched' onto metal sheets which are then hauled onto the flat roof to dry in the hot Mexican sun.
Amate Paper, Puebla, Mexico
Traditional Mayan papermaking uses Amate paper, the bark paper on which the Mayan codices was written. This artwork was created by Julio Chichicaxtle who uses traditional Mexican designs in his artworks.
Cave Paper, Minneapolis, USA | 2013
Cave Paper is a small handmade paper production business in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. In this basement studio, full length aprons and gumboots are worn to keep people as dry (and warm) as possible.
In April 2013 I was fortunate to be given an internship at Cave Paper where I participated in making different varieties of paper, including this seed paper.
Big Ass Paper PBI | 2013
Paper Book Intensive is a two week residency held every year at Ox-Bow, Michigan, USA. The 'Big Ass' paper making workshop was my first introduction to making large sheets of kozo paper.