Greetings!

I must begin by thanking everyone who came out for the 100 American Craftsman show. It was a great experience and I met wonderful people.

As for the happenings here there have been plenty. I wrapped up the spring session of ArtWorks and will begin the summer session in July. In addition to preparing for summer vendor sales and workshops I have been busy with custom orders. I just wrapped up a collaborative piece with local film critics, Jordan Smith and Jared Muborek, who run Cultivate Cinema Circle. They celebrated their one-year anniversary and I had a chance to put together the monograph for the event. The covers are made with a cattail/cotton mix.  There are only 100 available so be sure to check them out at their next screening!

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Here is a listing of upcoming workshops and events:

Suminagashi 6-8pm June 23 @ WNYBAC

Papermaking with Plants 12-3pm July 23 @ WNYBAC

Papermaking & Bookbinding (Japanese Stab Binding with deckle box paper covers) 6-8pm August 17 & 24 @ WNYBAC (this is a two part class. We will be making covers for the books using the deckle box papermaking method and then bind books the following week.)

Seed Paper 12-3pm August 20 @ WNYBAC

Note: not all of the workshops are listed on their website so if you’re interested please call them (716.348.1430).

BookFest 11-5pm July 9 @ WNYBAC

Jack Craft Fair 11-5pm August 13 @ Central Terminal

Wednesday marks the 3rd anniversary of petrichorpaper as well as my birthday! So all-day everything in my Etsy shop and website will be 28% off! Coupon Code = PARTYLIKEITS1988 and is running June 22nd only!

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One last thing I have to announce. I keep waiting but the anticipation is killing me! As of the end of this summer petrichorpaper mill will be setting up in a new location. In the countryside of Randolph, NY which is about 1.5 hr drive south from Buffalo. The set-up will allow greater flexibility in terms of papermaking projects. Open studio will be available and possible workshops. But don't worry! I will still be holding workshops in Buffalo for those who don't want to make the trip. In the coming weeks I will be posting pictures of the progress being made on my Instagram feed as well as petrichorpaper.com so keep a lookout. Also there will be a grand opening at the end of summer to which you are all invited! Details of the event will come late this summer.


Happy summer!