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Hand made clay works below are fresh out of the wood fired kiln made from durable stoneware. Firing a wood fired kiln is one of the sustainable processes that we embrace in our studios. Some of the unusual surface color is a result of wood and plant ash dusting the surface of the vessels.
All the papers are produced in our studio and are archival. Most of the fibers are gathered locally farm byproduct or wild crafted. For example every fall we plant 3000 cloves of garlic, the following August the plants are ready to harvest, the tops come to the studio to make paper. The garlic is sold with the garlic pots. The paste papers are on handmade papers using many of the papers in stock. We have attempted to take the best images of the papers but there is nothing like the real thing – we highly suggest purchasing sample books.
pricelist and descriptions below
All of the paste papers are on handmade paper. The first 3 are on abaca as the base sheet. The rest are on cotton rag. All of the papers are internally sized. The paste is made from organic wheat & rice flours. The colorant used is an acrylic based pigment.
pricelist and descriptions below
HPP papers 3″ x 6″ 20.00
Paste paper book 3″ x 8″ 25.00
Farmer denim 100% 18 x 24 9.00
Farmer denim – purple 18 x 24 9.00
Indiana corn – natural 18 x 24 10.00
momiINDIANA-blue 16.5 x 22.5 10.00
Indiana daylily/iris mix 18 x 24 10.00
natural & black
Indiana wheat straw 18 x 24 10.00
natural & red
Indiana hay – natural 18 x 24 10.00
Indiana sisal 18 x 24 10.00
natural & midnight blue
Indiana rye straw – natural 18 x 24 10.00
Indiana garlic leaf 18 x 24 10.00
Indiana Walnut 17.5 x 23.25 15.00
Moon 18 x 24 20.00
Cubed 18 x 24 20.00
Red Gold Grill 18 x 24 20.00
Squares 18 x 24 20.00
BK Paper Case 18 x 24 9.00
BK text 18 x 24 8.00
Trans abaca 18 x 24 8.00
Uthuppuru sage 18 x 24 7.00
Beidler Blue Laid 18.25 x 22.5 7.00
Jana Laid 18.25 x 22.5 7.00
Martin drawing/print papers 18 x 24 7.00
grey, terra cotta, charcoal, black, hot pink, gold,silver
Farmer denim is made from 100% worn blue jeans from my neighbors and my sons who farm and work the land. When chatting it up with the neighbors at any given time of the year I am presented with worn jeans of all sizes. denim purple is the same lovely denim with added pigment. This sheet is homage to the creator of Colophon – my favorite hippie Nancy Morain – her favorite color purple.
Indiana corn is 100% organic stalk and stem of the corn plant, which is in the grass family. We grow our own sweet corn for harvest on land that we are regenerating. This paper is internally sized.
momiINDIANA-blue is a 100% cotton rag that is sized, wrinkled, and then ironed and starched. Being enamored with momigami paper I wanted to create a sheet that was made from local cotton fiber but have the same suppleness that momigami
Indiana daylily & iris mix is the leaves of the orange daylily flower you may see on country roadsides and the bearded iris. The daylily fiber is grown on my homestead in which it provides so many animals and insects with food, shade and camouflage. When frost comes in fall I am able to harvest the leaves. This paper is internally sized and comes in a natural medium brown and a pigmented black. The Iris is collected from the county library in the fall.
Indiana wheat straw is a grass fiber and is harvested from an organic wheat field using regenerative practices. The sheets are internally sized and come a natural golden yellow or red.
Indiana hay is a multi-grass fiber and is harvested from an organic hay field using regenerative practices. The sheets are internally sized and come a natural green.
Indiana sisal is a grass fiber that comes to the U.S. as twine to be used in agriculture to bind hay and straw bales. I get mine from my own bales and collect the natural twine from the neighbors’. It is internally sized and comes in a natural tan or pigmented midnight blue.
Indiana Walnut is a 100% cotton rag sheet that has been coated with a black walnut dye from our trees on our homestead. The sheets are crumpled to soften, brush dyed and finally coated with thin layer of shellac to seal the walnut. They are reminiscent of worn leather but thin and pliable to fold around book board. The sheets are sized and the cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.
Moon, Cubed, Red Gold Grill, Squares are magical. All of these papers are cotton rag, internally sized, and pigmented. These are 100% paper fiber and are not printed. They use unique stenciling or hand/fiber manipulation techniques to create the designs. The color on top of each sheet (2 for cubed) is pigmented paper pulp. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.
BK Paper Case & BK text are papers created for Barbara Korbel, a bookbinder in the Chicago area. They are composed of flax and cotton. The case comes in 3 thicknesses.015”, .013”, .010”. The text is about .004”. Barbara and I had a long discussion about her needs and what she thought others would need. This paper is internally sized.
Translucent abaca is a fiber from the Philippines. It is a non-bearing banana plant in which the stalk and stem is used. This pulp is beaten for a long time in a Hollander beater to become this translucent. The fiber is very long making these thin sheets very tough. This paper is internally sized.
Uthuppuru sage is named after Mary Uthuppuru who understands the color green. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. This sheet is internally sized.
Beidler Blue Laid is a paper composed of denim from my farmers and cotton. It is made on a historic Barcham Green Mill mould. Brien Beidler is a bookbinder currently located in Bloomington, IN. He wanted to recreate a historic blue paper. He was exceptionally fond of how it appeared on his work and his clients.
Jana Laid is a thin laid paper designed collaboratively with Jana Dambrogio a conservator at MIT to attempt to create historical modern paper strong enough to be letter locked. This paper is internally sized and can be externally gelatin sized on request. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.
Martin are internally sized and 100% cotton. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. An art professor of mine came to meet when I set up my studio and asked if I could make him a paper. The paper needed to be able to print on, draw on, ran through an inkjet printer, occasional water medium. Thus I came up with this recipe for the paper and offer it in many colors. His name was Ray Martin.
Swirling Pool, 17 x 23, Abaca, internal size, lghtwght, paste double sided
Ochre Stripes, 17 x 23, Abaca, internal size, lghtwght
White Stripes, 17 x 23, Abaca, internal size, lghtwght
Birds of Paradise, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Beach Stripe, 18.25 x 22.25, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Soft Forest, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Midnight Pine, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Graphite Tred, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Mossy Stone, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
First Cup, 18.25 x 22.25, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Rain Petal, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Sleeping Dragon, 18 x 24, denim jeans, internal size, text wght
Girl Next Door, 18.25 x 22.25, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
City Block, 18.25 x 22.25, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Red Velvet, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Snake Charmer, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
Bayou, 18 x 24, denim jeans, internal size, text wght
Shadow Trek, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght
TV Host, 18 x 24, cotton rag, internal size, text wght