A Map for Hand Papermaking

handpapermakingmapLet’s face it, professional hand papermaking equipment can be expensive. And, it can be tricky to easily find your local papermaking workshops, makers, and educators if you’re new to the scene.

So, in an effort to connect, grow, and promote hand papermaking, and with the assistance of light roast coffee, I’ve compiled a map via Google Maps.

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Join your local community paper studio, visit a papermaking museum, buy locally made papers, and say hello to your paper neighbors. Also, share the map with friends who might be interested in learning about papermaking history, process, or artistic techniques.

HOW TO USE

There’s a handy list on the left, and you’ll notice that red indicates a mill or studio, green indicates a university, and blue indicates a museum.

Clicking on a marker or on a name in the list should give you a corresponding website. This map has a permanent place on the Paperlinks page, and here’s a shareable direct link: http://bit.ly/1FVNOC1

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Help fill this map out—it’s a work in progress!

If you have additions or corrections, feel free to comment below (scroll all the way down) with a website, name and location.

 

Onward and upward,
May Babcock

 

 


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179 thoughts on “A Map for Hand Papermaking

      • Hello Paper Slurry Author,

        Concordia University in Montreal, Canada offers paper making courses.
        http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/studio-arts/facilities/fibres.html

        FBRS 371 Paper: Surface and Object
        This studio course introduces both Western and Eastern (Japanese) methods of processing raw materials to make pulp and form sheets of paper to be used in expressive art forms. Printing, dyeing, cutting, and bookbinding are used in the consideration of paper as surface and medium.

        FBRS 372 Paper Works
        This studio course introduces students to making paper as part of an expressive material practice. Sculptural processes such as vacuum relief, casting, and armature building are explored alongside interdisciplinary approaches such as assemblage and the book as object, among others.

        We have a complete studio that includes:
        Two 2lb capacity Reina Hollander beaters
        One hydropulper
        A vacuum table
        A hydraulic press
        Floor drains
        Moulds and vats for forming sheets up to 22” x 30”
        Two sheet dryers

        Please add our program to your amazing map!

        Thank you,

        Elaine Denis

  1. The University of Alabama webpage listed under the tag on the map is wrong. Here is the correct web address for the book arts program which encompasses the Lost Arch Paper Mill at the University of Alabama.

    Web address: “bookarts.ua.edu”

  2. My face book page is Laughing Frog Handmade Paper.
    I have a physical location during April and May at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas. My home mill is 45 miles south of Waxahachie between Corsicana, Texas and Waco, Texas.

  3. We are a hand papermaking and book arts studio offering classes since 1988 in West Tisbury, MA (Martha’s Vineyard.) In addition to our website, you can like Seastone Papers on Facebook.

  4. Great idea! Thanks for putting this together!
    I’ve been a papermaker for 35 years. I studied with Tsuneo Naito in Japan andI still make washi as well as other papers.My studio’s in Kennebunk Maine and I’d love to be added to the map!- Gayle

  5. This map is wonderful! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you’ve put into this project.

    I am a hand papermaker in Calhan, CO. I am Helen Hiebert’s occasional studio/teaching assistant.

  6. What a wonderfull job!!!
    El Molino del Manzano, is located, since 1989 in
    Avenida Fondo de la Legua 375, Boulogne, Buenos Aires Argentina
    iIt may be easier if you use the Longitude/latitude to find as the numbers on our street are kind of messed up.

    MOLINO DEL MANZANO

    -58.54640328310439
    -34.49659776776827

  7. Liberty Paper is a hand papermaking studio and teaching facility that welcomes visitors that call before coming.
    It’s located in Liberty, Tennessee between Knoxville and Nashville.

  8. My business is Two Rivers Paper Co, Pitt Mill, Roadwater, Watchet, Somerset, UK TA23 0QS. Long established commercial makers of rag hand-mades for watercolour & other media. I think we should be on the map !

  9. Hi Paperslurry! What a great idea!

    I’m a papermaker, paper artist and teacher in London: http://www.lucybaxandall.com
    My studio is at Kingsgate Workshops Trust, 110-116 Kingsgate Road, London NW6 2JG, UK

    I also teach papermaking courses at Morley College:
    http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk
    The address is 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT, UK

    There are also our friends at the Ibrahim Muteferrika Paper Museum in Yalova, Turkey, where the IAPMA congress will be held next year.

    Hope other UK folks get in touch with you too!

  10. This is a great idea that ever comes out for the global hand papermaking community. For me, it came out at the right time where everybody can connect to each other whether its a push or a touch. One suggestion, I think those included should have a hand papermaking facilities at least or related to it like sources of materials, tools & equipment, skills, etc. if not we will be crowded and over populated. BTW my future hand papermaking and crafts center is in Cabcaben-Townsite, Mariveles, 2109 Bataan, Philippines to be exact. I will give the exact point on the map when I am already on my final location.

  11. I found wonderful handmade paper in the capital of Bhutan: Thimpu. There is 1 location there where you can visit the workplace and buy the paper.

  12. Hi Paperslurry!
    Nice work!

    I am also a papermaker in Tehran, Iran. Our studio (Kaghazgari) started its works about 2 and half years ago.

    This is our facebook page: fb.com/kaghazgari

    I wondered maybe you want to add kaghazgari to your map too.

  13. Hello! I am an art student at Texas A & M, Corpus Christi, where we have a budding paper making studio that is an offshoot of the drawing department. The studio would be honored to be on your map!
    Thanks!

    Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi
    Center for the Arts 209
    6300 Ocean Dr.
    Corpus Christi, TX 78412

  14. Bravo! It is so nice to have a image of the handmade paper fraternity all over the world.
    Our mill is in South India close to Puducherry.
    We do organise workshop on how to make paper with the local garden waste.

  15. Here are some institutions Peace Paper has collaborated and/or helped start in 2014… love to have them added to the map for future paper enthusiasts to contact, etc-

    drew matott

    Museum of Printing & Literature, Grebicin Poland: http://www.muzeum.grebocin.pl/

    University of Arts in Poznań- http://uap.edu.pl/en/university/

    Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź-
    http://dali.asp.lodz.pl/index.php

    Institute of Design Kielce
    http://www.idkielce.pl/en/education/workshops

    Peace Paper Project, Tallahassee, FL
    http://www.peacepaperproject.org

    Papershift, Scotland
    http://www.papershift.net/

    People’s Paper Co-op, Philly, PA
    http://peoplespaperco-op.weebly.com/

    Peacock Paper, Melany, Queensland, Australia
    http://www.peacockpaper.com.au/

    Salina Arts Center, Salina, KS
    http://www.salinaartcenter.org/

    The Arts & the Military, Patrick Sargent, Washington, DC
    http://sargent-thamm.com/

    Edgewood College Art Therapy, Janice Havlena, Madison, WI
    http://www.peacepaperproject.org/profiles/janicehavlena.html

    Buttonfield Press, Malachi Muncy, San Marcos, TX
    http://buttonfieldpress.com/

    Kagithane Paper House, Istanbul, Turkey
    http://www.peacepaperproject.org/blog/istanbul1.html

  16. Hello, I am a British hand made paper artist and run Molino Editions which produces small scale bespoke contemporary papers, in Deptford, London. Thanks!

  17. Hi……London calling.
    I am an English papermaker, book-artist, educator……..used to teach workshops at the Minnesota Centre for Book Arts. Now located in Walthamstow, London and would love to be included on the map!
    Also have page on FB. Mandy Brannan Papermaker and Book Artist
    Thanks……great project

  18. My studio is in Darwin, N.T. Australia. I have been making paper since 1982 and exhibit regularly and run some workshops. Love Paperslurry and the map. Great work.
    Winsome
    Will add website soon

    • Hi Winsome, thank you for commenting—you are now on the map! Love your work, and I really enjoyed your demo at the Friends of Dard Hunter Watermarks conference in Cleveland a few years back!

      – May

  19. Established in 1991, the Guild has been offering exhibitions and workshops ever since, and has the above website. Founding Director Winnie Radolan holds an ongoing Open Paper making Studio workshop at the Abington Art Center in Abington, PA

  20. Pingback: Paper in the Guinness Book of World Records « Helen Hiebert Studio

  21. May, Thanks, it is wonderful to see all this papermaking energy around the world. My papermill began as an extension of the print studio in 1976 in Santa Maria, California. Now we have two hollanders and a 2000sq.ft. studio here in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Babcock/Maytag hydropulper that Jules Heller wrote about in his book “Papermaking” in 1978 is still running strong. https://www.facebook.com/johnbabcockstudio
    John Babcock
    Soquel, CA

    • Hi John, so good to hear from you! I’ve added your studio to the map. And I think I owe you an artist interview! I’ll be in touch soon. Cheers, – May

  22. Please add The Paper Shed at Noosa Shire Arts and Crafts in Noosaville in Queensland Australia. We have a small paper making facility set up in a shed in the grounds of the arts centre, including cookers, beater, large and small vats, moulds and deckles, insinkerator, blender, etc . Contact Noosa Arts and Crafts for information.

  23. Great project. Thank You. Could you please also add ‘Papermakers of Queensland’ which is the peak body for paper artists in the state of Queensland, Australia. Meetings are held every second month at Tarragindi in Brisbane. The emphasis is on the sharing of skills and information, experimentation and on bringing together people who have a passion for paper. Contact via the website or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1500149726931459/

  24. Hi
    great idea here.

    Heron Studio is located in Sisters Beach, NW Tasmania, Australia
    Artists studio and accommodation for paper making, plant papers, pulp painting, paper sculpture and artist books.

    Paper maker , artist and teacher , founding member of Creative Paper Tasmania with Charles Turner , artist and paper chemist.
    I run papermaking and book arts community projects , including Pulp painting Workshops in Adelaide and Sydney , Makers Workshop, Burnie, Tasmania.
    Thank you
    Jan

  25. making paper and hand binding and printing classes at : PRINTING AND BOOK ARTS at THE GENESEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS 713 MONROE AVE, ROCHESTER , n.y. 14607

  26. Hello Paperslurry,
    I really enjoy your posts! Thank you for all the links. I would like to be part of this map. I opened my hand papermaking artist studio, Stovepipe Paper, Dec. 2015. I am located in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.

    • Hi Helen, So glad you like the Paperslurry posts, and I’ve just added your studio to the maps. Congrats on the opening! PS. I’ll be emailing you soon, and it was wonderful meeting you in Banff! – May Babcock

    • So glad you like, and thank you for the addition! Do let me know if there are more papermaking studios you know of for this map. – May

      • Hi May-
        I’ve been watching this map but I’m not sure if I ever added my name/location–
        I am Suzanne Oberholtzer Paperwork and I’m in Oviedo FL (in the Orlando area)

        This is great, thanks for doing this!
        Suzanne

  27. This is so incredibly cool! I’m a paper maker in McDonough, GA. My business is Soft Spoken Press 🙂

    Thanks for creating this! Such a great tool to connect with other artists!

    • You’re now on the map, and glad you like! Thanks for stopping by Paperslurry, Katie, your business looks great!

      – May

  28. I’m a hand papermaker and teacher with a studio in Springfield, MA. I’ve been making handmade paper, and creating artwork and books with it for 16 years. This map is fabulous! Thank you.
    230amstudio.com

  29. Hello! This is the coolest thing I’ve found to link paper artists together! Awesome job!

    I have been dreaming of having my own studio for years and it’s finally happening! Just moved my equipment in last night!

    Please add Papercraft Miracles to the map in Buffalo, NY!

    Thanks for all you do!

  30. Hi I am a paper artist from Melbourne, Australia and would love to be included in the list. I have website and blog that are separate entities and I’ve been making paper for around thirty years. I do very occasionally run classes from home and we now have a guest room for visiting papermakers!

  31. Hi May,

    Please add my studio, Viridor Arts, to your map; what a superb resource!
    112 E Route 66, Suite 105 A, Flagstaff AZ 86001
    Open to collaborations if anyone wants to make paper on historic Route 66! Located in downtown Flagstaff in a 1920ʼs brick building with 16ʼ ceilings, skylights, and large north-facing windows. Formerly a radio broadcasting studio, the renovations preserved a sound-proof room for the 2lb Reina beater. Open by appointment only. With advanced arrangements our guest house is also available to visiting artists.

    See you in Santa Fe!

    Laura Merrick Roe

  32. This map is a fabulous resource!

    Please add Papel Texano, a handmade paper arts collaborative in Austin Texas (precise address is 1400 Ruth Ave, Austin, TX 78757). Website is http://papeltexano.org.

    We are a very new non-profit shared studio in a 2-car garage, with a 14 gallon hydropulper, 20-ton press, and a very innovative vacuum couching process that rescues about 65% of the water, reducing our environmental impact, lowering utility bills, and doing away with puddles on the floor!

  33. I’ve been working with Salina Art Center on their Paper Making Studio for the last year. My very own Oracle shipped this week! I have my studio in Lindsborg, Kansas.

  34. Hey May! Could you update the address for my studio? My studio now is at the Cherry Pit Collective, at 604 E 31 ST, and its public enough to have lessons and classes there. Thanks!

  35. Great resource, thank you! A couple of updates to note:

    Pyramid Atlantic Art Center has moved to 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781.

    UC Santa Barbara (CA 93106) also offers a Book Arts emphasis in the Arts major in the College of Creative studies of which papermaking is an important component.

  36. Wauw, what a good way to find each other. Thank you for doing such a great job.
    We are very close to the founding of a papercentre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where we as handpapermakers connect with the people from the industrial papermaking. I will let you know when we are ready. But for now I would like to add my papermakery. I am a papermaker for 35 years now.
    I learned most of the skills from the dutch paper windmill de Schooolmeester. I will work on the translation of my website into english.

  37. Thank you so much for compiling all this information! Its a great tool to get in touch with paper people, especially when traveling.

    So I´d love to find my own workshop in this map and through this invite all paper people to show up when around. I`ve set up a paperworkshop during the last couple of years near Nürnberg in Southern Germany. I`m a producer of handmade paper and do also offer workshops and courses together with other artists in handpapermaking, bookbinding, printing and so on.

    My new website will go online in a couple of days. I will keep you updated!

    The name is “Papieroffizin – Matthias Schwethelm”

    The adress is:
    Papieroffizin
    Matthias Schwethelm
    Lange Str. 87
    90762 Fürth

    email: post@papieroffizin.de
    web: http://www.papieroffizin.de
    phone: +49 179 5162919

    https://www.google.de/maps/place/Lange+Str.+87,+90762+F%C3%BCrth/@49.4679377,11.0062228,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x479f55d956802f9b:0x6bc5fcb90c57ec8a!8m2!3d49.4679342!4d11.0084115

    Thanks again!!!

    Matthias

    • Hi Matthias,

      Fantastic! I’ve just added you to the map. So glad you find it helpful, and happy papermaking!

      – May

  38. Hi!
    Melissa Jay Craig told me about your site!
    I have a paper-making studio in Detroit, Michigan that can get added to the map here.
    I am headed out to Santa Fe with my studio for the months of March and April for a residency but I will be back in Detroit afterwords with my full set up.
    Thanks for setting this up. It is a great resource!

  39. You are great!
    We have a complete paper making studio in Caldera, Panamá.
    We have
    Huge deckle and mound selection up to 32 x 22
    2 presses. 15 ton and 30 ton
    Holland beater
    Couch table
    36 x 26 tubs
    On property we have hundreds of fiber plants
    Dry box
    Vacuum table
    200 sq ft of glass for drying
    All the chemicals, dyes and paints you can think of
    We also have a bnb so people can stay here while they work.
    Blackrockbnb.com
    $25 a day to use the studio (except beater) plus materials
    Classes offered
    Incredible hiking in area, waterfalls, studio is on a hill in the mountains with incredible view, cool breezes.
    We are on google maps as black rock art ranch but would love to be on your map. Our address is Black Rock Art Ranch, Caldera, Panama

  40. Hi – what a great idea! I am a fine art papermaker in Arvada Colorado – a suburb just west of Denver. My studio is at 5311 Jellison St., Arvada, CO 80002 but will be at a new location in Wheat Ridge sometime next year: 5265 Pierson Court, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. I have been making paper-based sculpture and installation art for over 20 years.

  41. This is great! I’d like to add my little mark to the map. I’m just now in the process of transitioning from ‘travelling papermaker’ to home based cottage industry, setting up a schedule of workshops for visiting individuals & small groups. I don’t have a website.
    I’m using the name ‘Papermoon’.
    I’m located in Seaford, South Australia
    I have a home made beater & cooking facilities, along with all the requirements to have a small group of less than 10 people. I’m the only papermaker offering classes/workshops in the state, as far as I know! Thanks

  42. Oh, as an addendum to my introduction: I have been teaching papermaking for over 20 years, children & adults. School holiday programs & community centres & private groups. References available on request. cheers Cher McGrath : Papermoon

  43. Thank you May! and it was nice to finally meet you at the Dard Conference.
    My very first papermaking workshop was in the late 70’s in California and I have been hooked ever since! I recently transferred to Denver from Houston and have a paper/printmaking studio with the emphasis on paper: western molds, pulp painting, 3-D, Pulp Spraying. Website to come…but for now https://www.facebook.com/Paper-Print-Artist-JFGold-167255593443070/ and instagram: joycefgold_spiritpaper
    My studio is in West Highlands, Denver, CO.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Joyce, yes, great meeting you as well! I’ve add your studio to the map, and please let me know when you have the website up, so I can add the link as well. Thanks! – May

  44. ¡Hola May!

    I’m in the process of closing down Viridor Arts, my paper studio on Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Please remove my listing from the map. On September 1st you can add a new marker, in La Serena, Chile!!! My husband’s accepted a new job as Deputy Director of Gemini Observatory. This is a permanent position, we’ll get residence cards, enroll the kids in Spanish-speaking schools (they’ll be 4 & 6.5), and move my studio equipment! David Reina is in the process of wiring-up a replacement 220/50 motor for my beater. I’ll send an update when we’re settled in. Happy to host any papermakers visiting La Serena!

    Chau,
    Laura

    • Hi Laura, wow, congrats!! I’d love to see photos of your new studio and Chile once you’re settled. Cheers, – May

  45. I am a fine art papermaker/ printmaker newly setting up a Studio in Asheville, NC, Swannanoa Paper. It currently resides at Asheville Bookworks where I am conducting workshops throughout this summer 2017. It is a fully-equipped studio with a Davis-Hodges beater, hydraulic press , dryer boxes, moulds & deckles etc. See the full list of workshop offerings at https://ashevillebookworks.com/

  46. Hi May!
    I love the work that you are doing on behalf of papermakers.
    Thank you!
    Please include my studio, Liberty Paper, a working and teaching facility in Liberty, Tennessee, between Knoxville and Nashville in the middle of the state.
    We have been up and running for 15 years and a look at the website will tell folks all about us.
    Best wishes, Claudia

  47. Hi,

    I am the new Book Arts Coordinator at the Southwest School of Art. While we are listed as being in San Antonio, Texas on the interactive map, in the list of places below it, it lists us as being in Poland, which is inaccurate. You may wish to update that.

    Also, do you or anyone know where I can get a hold of hemp or hemp half-stuff? There used to be a source in Canada but I can no longer find it…

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