|Papermaking Articles & Info
ARTICLES BY CATHERINE NASH
I have have always loved to research and write... I find I have been doing it for over twenty years! Some of these articles haven't seen the light of day for a while and it is exciting to include them on this site.
All Rights Reserved — use of images/text by written permission of the artist only © Nash/Renfrow Productions
Authentic Visual Voices:
Contemporary Paper and Encaustic
Emphasizing the voice of the artist, Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic is a brand new, computer interactive book on DVD that artists and art lovers in particular will find captivating as they gain a deeper understanding into the motivation of these engaging and powerful artists.
Offering a rare opportunity to gain insight into the artistic process, 28 professional artists in their own voices discuss their artwork with artist/author Catherine Nash during in-the-studio video interviews which focus on where creative inspiration comes from and how artists synthesize experience, emotions and concerns into their work. The content-rich, image-filled portfolio pages of these artists are followed by another gallery of compelling works and ideas by more than 100 international artists - a total of over 380 color images and almost five hours of edited video (29 ten minute video interviews).
To find out more go to: www.authenticvisualvoices.com
Using Hollander Beaters: Beater Finesse
Beater Finesse for the Artist, Regarding Beater vocabulary and techniques originally published in Hand Papermaking magazine, Vol.23/No.1, Summer 2008)
Beater Finesse: 32 Beater Notes from 25 International Artists - A Comparative Study
Two downloadable pdfs: a 50 page e-booklet including 50 color images with a chart (printable on a large format printer...)
Both available here for a nominal charge of $15....$5 of each purchase will be donated to Hand Papermaking magazine. Donations will also be made to Mark Lander's "Critter Fundraiser".
Why Make Paper?
Poem from The Heart of Understanding by Thich Nhat Hanh
Papermaking Techniques and History:
Vacuum Casting Handmade Paper, independent research study at University of Arizona, Spring 1987
A Glimpse into Tradition: Japanese Hand Papermaking, independent research study at University of Arizona, Fall 1987
Modified Japanese Papermaking, "published" in the files of Yahoo papermaking group pages
Wet Strength: The Use of Konnyaku in Hand Papermaking, e-zine exchange with members of the Yahoo Papermaking group, July 2004
'Le Papier, C'est La Vie': Bicentennial of Robert's Paper Machine, 1799, IAPMA Bulletin: Icons - 27, October 1999
Paper Journeys through Tuscany, ...written for a book on Paper Travels by Sophie Dawson which was never published, 1999
Papermaking Museums Around the World
Cooking and Blenderizing Plant Fibers, first "published" in the files of Yahoo papermaking reference files, 2003
Earth Pigments and Coloring Pulp
Obtaining Rich Color in Pigmented Handmade Paper, Inksmith, Daniel Smith Company, Winter 1993-1994
Earth to Pigment to Paper, IAPMA Bulletin: Earth - 29, Autumn, 2000
Earth to Pigment to Paper Part II: The Chemistry of Coloring Pulp, by Christine Ballinger, Evelyn David, Peter Gentenaar and Catherine Nash
IAPMA Bulletin: Water - 30, Summer 2001
Earth Pigments in Papermaking, Hand Papermaking magazine, Vol.18/No.1, Summer 2003
Paola Lucchesi: A Papermaker in Tuscany, IAPMA Bulletin: Circles - 22, April 1997
Michael LaFosse: Interpretations in Origami - Animals of the Sonoran Desert, Friends of Dard Hunter's Bull & Branch, 1998
An Interview with Karen Stahlecker, Hand Papermaking magazine, Vol.14/No.2, Winter 1999
Lois James: Fine Line Stencils and Pulp Painting, Friends of Dard Hunter's Bull & Branch, 1997
Labyrinth Meditation: Human Conflict - A Collaboration Between 6 Swedish and American Artists, IAPMA Bulletin: Letters - 33, Summer 2003.
The Fifth Element: Ether, IAPMA Bulletin: Fire - 32, Spring 2003
Artist Books/Book Objects
Thinking About Books as an Art Form, workshop handout ©C.Nash, 2009
Wax & the Artist Book, A national survey of book artists using encaustic & beeswax, presented as a lecture at the 3rd Annual Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2009
Wax and the Artist Book II
An all new international survey of book artists using encaustic & beeswax, presented as a lecture at the 4th Annual Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2010
Musings on No Fear: The Artist as Explorer, The PaperWorks' Quarterly, Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists, Summer 2009
Musings on Art and Nature: Finding a Deep Connection, The PaperWorks' Quarterly, Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists, Winter 2010