Hand Papermaking magazine was founded in 1986 by Amanda Degener and Michael Durgin. Two issues of the magazine have been published every year since, resulting in a unique repository of information and inspiration on the art and craft of hand papermaking. Each issue features articles on a variety of topics within the field, including: contemporary artistic approaches, craft techniques, historical topics and reference, international development, and educational initiatives. Articles are written by experts in the field, many of them practitioners, and each magazine includes at least one unique sample of handmade paper.
We send the magazine (with Hand Papermaking Newsletter) world-wide to a subscriber base of some 1200 individuals, museums, libraries and universities. Subscribers reflect the growing population of those interested in this field for artistic, educational and environmental reasons. Because of its permanent, documentary nature, the magazine is collected as part of institutional archives and reference acquisition efforts. Notable subscribers include well-known public and private libraries, major universities, and prominent museums.