Handmade Path

Special Edition includes clamshell box

Lu Jingren, world renown book designer in Beijing China teamed up with Amanda in Minneapolis to create Handmade Path. Their idea was to invite people to answer the same six questions using their handwriting because it connects the hand the mind and the heart in an intimate way . The questions included how did you begin your practice? Why do you still make paper/books? What is the difference between reading on a digital device or in a book? In what way do you understand the five senses of paper/book: vision, touch, hearing, smelling, and tasting? Share with us some moments, either breakthroughs or break downs in your work? What is your next dream project?

There are 150 copies available with the clamshell box and 200 with a plain wrapper making the total edition 350 copies.

Handmade Path Press Release & Artist Bios

Paper Arts Workshop

September 22 – October 6, 2024

Live and work together in a small hilltop town at Monte Castello (in Umbria near Perugia) Come for the entire two weeks for an immersive experience (field trips, meals, and housing) or sign up for specific workshops.

Extravaganza: Participants have the option to take the full 14 day meals/workshops/field trips/housing
September 22-October 6, 2024 – 4,950 Euro

Or sign up for 2 day workshops: 175 Euros each.

Tom Balbo - Sept 23/24 “From Turkey to America Traditional and Experimental Marbling Techniques”

Carol Barton - Sept 25/26 “Pop Up Structures”

Roberto Mannino - Sept 28/29 “Painting with Linen Pulp” (Faculty Exhibition Sept 28 evening)

Amanda Degener - Sept 30-Oct 1 “Paper and Light”

Denise Carbone - Oct 2/3 “Tailored to fit: A Desirable Pamphlet for Everyday Use”