albie smith

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Introduction The need to create and play in color started when I was a child. By responding to that call my joy and my work have become one. Almost twenty years ago I took a paper-making class and really fell in love. For years I was sloshing around in the pulp, experimenting, taking classes and teaching workshops. Making handmade paper led to making books. It is in this form that I find the union of paper and many of the surface design processes I love. There is always something going on in my studio; exploring new techniques in painting, surface design on paper, book binding and handmade paper processes keeps me happily occupied. Sharing what I do and know, through my artwork and my teaching, is a way to pass on the fruits of my curiosity and explorations. I live at the edge of the charming and historic town of Jacksonville in southern Oregon. I teach workshops in my studio, at An Artful Journey, The Artist's Nook, Art is..You, and have taught at Art Fest and Art & Soul for many years.