...Traveled to Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night to the opening reception of "The Origins of Paper in China", the second exhibit on the subject at the International Paper Museum. Organized by Elaine Koretsky with help from her daughter Donna Koretsky owner of Carriage House Papers which houses the museum, it is the place I buy most of my papermaking supplies.
Donna and her mother Elaine are two people amazing people. They have now spent more than thirty years teaching, documenting, leading study and field trips to remote villages to learn papermaking in the context of the communities that use the practice to sustain life. Over the years the two have amassed an enormous collection of Chinese handmade papers and unusual artifacts pertaining to how papermaking was invented in China and developed through the centuries, and still exists.
Elaine has assembled a lovely small catalog to accompany the exhibit which featured approximately 20 paper samples tipped in. A real keepsake, well worth the $30 purchase price... Carriage House is a great resource for additional books, dvds, samples, and supplies for papermaking.... Much too much to mention here. If you get a chance to view the exhibit, I promise you will not be disappointed. It is well worth the journey.
The Origin of Paper in China
December 13 through June 6, 2010
International Paper Museum
31 Grand Street (corner of Kent Ave)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Museum hours on Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.
For additional info visit: Carriage House Papers: http://carriagehousepaper.com/
(address around the corner from the Museum at: 245 Kent Avenue) USA • tel/fax: 718-599-PULP (7857) or 800-669-8781 • email:firstname.lastname@example.org