Proprietor of HARK! Handmade Paper, a studio based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which specializes in small editions of high-quality flax, linen and abaca papers produced on commission for artists and designers. Tutorials and small group classes on hand papermaking and related topics are regularly offered. HARK! Handmade Paper studio is currently developing programing specific to the Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul where we are located.
A Professor in the Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I have lectured and conducted workshops at art centers nationally including Penland School of Craft, Haystack School of Craft, Women’s Studio Workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts. My textile and paper mixed-media artworks have been exhibited internationally.
The recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Grant to work and study in Ghana, West Africa, I am the founding director of the Kratta Foundation, a Ghanaian nonprofit enterprise dedicated to promoting the use of locally grown pulp mulberry for high-quality papermaking in that country, and one of the founders of Take Time Press, a limited-edition, fine-press publisher committed to nurturing international artist collaborations and celebrating the cultural richness of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
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