Share Your Paper Story – Shawna Moulton

woman stirring pulp in a large vat

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Name and location

My name is Shawna Moulton, I’m originally from the Caribbean islands but currently based in South Florida.

What is a thing you love about paper and papermaking?

I love that paper is very versatile. I can create paintings with paper pulp, I can sculpt a human figure with paper, I can make books with paper, I can draw on paper, I can make clothes out of paper, and I can recycle and make new decorative paper out of paper. Truly paper has endless possibilities!

Where do you make paper? Your kitchen? Basement? Outside? Somewhere else?

I make paper outside in my garden.

What are some things you like to do with your paper once it’s made? Cards? Crafts? Something else?

After I make my pulp painting paper I sometimes draw illustrations on it, create handmade books, and sometimes sew onto it with a needle thread.

Shawna Moulton
Handmade paper art by Shawna Moulton

Tell us your favorite Arnold Grummer product and how you first learned about the company.

I love the pour mold or the hand mold for making paper! (Check them out here) I learned about Arnold Grummer from a peer in college Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA).

Share a thought, bit of advice, or encouragement for someone interested in trying papermaking.

Have fun creating handmade paper, it’s messy and a bit unpredictable but it always makes my students smile.

To see more of Shawna’s work, follow her on Instagram @shawnamoultonart, on Facebook @shawnamoultonart, and on her website

2 thoughts on “Share Your Paper Story – Shawna Moulton

  1. Shawna
    I’m impressed by your professional production of paper and your royally rich palette and style.
    I’m so glad you’ve become a pulpist here. I hope you find bliss in your pages.

  2. Shawna, I have never seen a wooden vat or stirring stick that size. Where are the studio photos taken? Also impressed that the drawing inks don’t appear to be running. Did you use a nib or felt tip on the handmade paper? Impressive!

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