Category Archives: Artist Reviews

An exploration of various artists and their work.

Naturally beautiful banana fibre wallets, papers and more.

Green Banana Paper is a waste-to-wealth manufacturing start-up.  Based in Kosrae, Micronesia, they turn post-harvest banana trees into sustainable handmade goods. Unlike hardwood fruit-bearing trees, banana plants only fruit once in their lifetime. When the bananas are ripe, farmers must … Continue reading

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Printmaker: Robert Ives

By Primrose Paper Arts member, Robert Ives: At the beginning of 2017 I committed to devoting the year to exploring silk screen printing. The discipline of sketch club each Monday morning at Waverley Woollahra Art School doing life drawing provides … Continue reading

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Paper models: Lee Ji-hee

Amongst the paper models created by Korean artist Lee Ji-hee is a range of old film cameras, recreating the details of their every mechanism through expertly folded paper.  Although his paper cameras match the original in every aspect of their … Continue reading

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Paper casting workshop with Barbara Landes

Follow some simple steps for casting handmade paper in this overview of a 2013 workshop held by Barbara Landes.  This video really demonstrates to the novice how to create a variety of castings using various objects and methods.  An excellent … Continue reading

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Flowersmith: Jennifer Tran

Jennifer Tran is a Sydney-based artist who makes intricate crepe paper flowers easily mistaken for the real thing. Each component is individually handcrafted before being painstakingly constructed into a stunning finished bloom. In August 2015 she launched her blogspot site, … Continue reading

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The art of Haruki Nakamura

by Claire Brach Fun Paper Kirigami and Karakuri Puppets with Unexpected Behaviors Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura has a knack for creating all kinds of interesting paper objects from puzzles to kirigami toys. The word ‘kirigami’ describes a form of manipulating … Continue reading

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Helen Hiebert Studio

Does anyone already know this site and follow Helen’s blog?  Our member, Michelle, sent me a link to Helen’s online presence and how glad I am that she did because it is a treasure trove of paper-related info. I first … Continue reading

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