We focus on sharing the art, craft, history and science of paper as a creative medium.
Founded in 2012, we offer workshops, demos, lectures, custom orders, retail goods and an artist in residence program. We provide artists and paper enthusiasts with technical expertise and access to an adaptive hand papermaking studio. Pulp + Deckle is owned and operated by Jenn Woodward and Gary A. Hanson.
We are a home based small business in Oregon City, Oregon.
Jennifer J. Woodward
Co-Founder & Lead Instructor
Jenn makes drawings and mixed media installations, working extensively with handmade paper. Her art explores the transformation of local and sustainable materials such as plants and used fabrics and investigates themes of empathy, place, ephemerality and mindfulness. She is an artist, educator, and arts administrator wearing the proverbial multiple hats. Connecting with art and artists has been a longtime thread in her education at HSPVA an arts high school in Houston, TX, at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY where she earned her BFA, and at the Tufts University + School of Museum of Fine Arts MFA program in Boston, MA where she graduated in 2006. Over the past 17+ years living in Oregon she has taught, exhibited and lectured at locations throughout the state. She is the Development Manager for the Leach Botanical Garden, is a volunteer on the Oregon City Arts Commission, and is co-owner of the community hand papermaking studio, Pulp & Deckle. Jenn leads all of our workshops and works with artists to realize their paper based projects.
Gary A. Hanson
Co-Founder & Studio Coordinator
Gary assists with studio production, demos and workshops when not at his full-time job at Cash App. 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 Oregon. For the past several years he has been collaborating with Jenn to create handmade paper artworks utilizing local plant fibers focusing on abstracted forms. He enjoys spending time with our cats and chickens, and doing audio production work for the interview podcast Paper Talk, hosted by Helen Hiebert.