My interest in papermaking began nearly twenty years ago as a search for unique stationery for my personal use. It started in my kitchen with a kit and processed pulp.
I soon outgrew the kitchen and found studio space at with a local Artists Cooperative. This lively and creative environment nurtured my new passion and I was soon marketing stationery and notebooks made with my paper.
I progressed for the next few years, mixing processed pulp with fibers I began harvesting. I experimented more and more with my own fibers until I eventually made a clean break with processed pulps and focused entirely on plant fibers. Since that time, I have used only local plant fibers that I harvest and process myself.
Over the years, I have expanded my range and now make lamps, garden lights, framed pieces and my ever changing stationery. I continue to grow and am constantly searching for new fibers to try. I am still excited by the textures and colors of nature and strive to always use these as a foundation for any work I do.
My Studio is now in our Fairburn basement and I am added printmaking to my resume. The ink on natural fibers add a depth and new dimension to my work. I have been using leaves and bits of nature as my plates which has resulted in some very vivid "etchings. I hope to find the time to explore this process more in the near future.