We are a husband and wife team who create unique handmade papers and teach workshops in our North Portland based studio. We are excited to share the art, science, and history of handmade paper with others. Whether teaching in our own studio, or offsite at a guest location, our hope is to create an engaging & lively community space where students of all experience levels can feel welcomed.
Thanks for your interest, and feel free to visit our contact page to ask questions or send comments. You can also sign-up for our monthly e-newsletter to stay up to date on our workshops, events, and retail goods. And if you want to support our studio and help us grow, check out our patreon page.
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The studio is open by appointment, during events, or for registered workshop participants only, no drop-ins please. Visit our workshop page for more info. Retail sales are available via our products page, and we love doing custom orders! Private or group workshops can be scheduled via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer J. Woodward- Co-Founder & Lead Instructor With a background focused on mixed media installation, drawing and papermaking, Jenn is currently exploring the relationship between local and sustainable materials and the themes of empathy, identity and mindfulness in her art practice. After attending the High School for Performing & Visual Arts in Houston, she received her BFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and her MFA from the joint degree program at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Tufts University in 2006. In addition to teaching at the studio Jenn is a guest instructor at locations throughout Oregon, including Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Portland Community College and WildCraft Studio School.
Gary A. Hanson- Co-Founder & Studio Coordinator Gary assists with all studio production and workshops when not at his day job. He's a sci-fi aficionado, and technology lover, with a brain for creating logical and efficient systems. Growing up in upstate NY, and spending a few years in Boston, he's an East Coast transplant that feels like he's found his home in Portland. When he's not making paper, or whipping the administrative/technology side of the studio into shape, you can find him making audio magic with his podcast series, I'll Have a Beer and Talk, a show about tech news, culture, weird animal stories and of course, beer.