Category Archives: Artist Reviews

An exploration of various artists and their work.

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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Charmaine Ortiz: Cast paper sculpture

This North Carolina artist exhibits her work both nationally and internationally and has earned various fellowships and residency grants to further her practice.  Her website work statement describes (in part) the core of her creativity being that of drawing and … Continue reading

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Patrick Cabral: Paper Sculpture

As part of an ongoing series to highlight various endangered species, Manila-based paper artist Patrick Cabral has created a range of amazing cut paper portraits of tigers, pandas, pangolins, elephants and other threatened animals. The multi-layered works are cut by … Continue reading

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Hitotsuyama Studio: Recycling newspaper

Ever wondered what to do with those piles of discarded weekend newspapers?  Or perhaps you read a daily paper, giving you even more waste to consider.  Well, here are two people who take recycling to the next level: Chie Hitotsuyama … Continue reading

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