Handmade Papers Gallery Virginia G. Sarsfield, papermaker
Hand papermaking in Brooklin Maine
A production hand papermaker since 1994, I specialize in artist-grade and lampshade papers.
Bits of fiber from walks in the woods or along the sea find their way into some of the papers – tufts of cattail, small bits of lichen.
Mill ends from a textile mill in Guilford Maine, thrums from handweaver friends, garlic stem from Four Seasons Farm, traditional papermaking fibers from Thailand and the Philipines, rag from places less exotic.
Bright pigments ground from the earth.
Never satisfied for long, the vat will metamorphous from one color to the next with all the steps between the two.
The result is a rich palette of handmade papers in many different shades and textures.