Join Radha Pandey, based between Norway and India, as she speaks about making your own paper using plants from your garden or neighbourhood.
Radha is a paper maker and letterpress printer with extensive experience in handmade book making. During this bitesize talk you can explore a more sustainable method of paper making and join in the conversation about alternative processes for book making. Radha’s artists books are held in over 80 public and private collections internationally, including the Library of Congress and Yale University.
‘The work I create focuses on my perception of the natural world and its fragility in relation to human existence. Much of what I make––one-of-a kind books, letterpress-printed artist books, cast paper sculptures, cut-paper works and animation––brings to mind the intentional growth, pattern, and arrangement one might find in nature.’ Radha Pandey
Find out more about Radha’s work here:
Dip into our Bitesize Bookfair programme of short talks on Instagram Live, where international publishers and artists will show methods of how they are being more sustainable in their work. Programmed in the lead up to our Photobook Fair: Sustainability and the Photobook.
To join this chat please head to our Instagram account @Impgalleryphoto and listen LIVE at the designated time.
© Radha Pandey
Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has learned European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe and the United States.
Her graduate thesis work- a hand-printed book of botanical anatomies titled Anatomia Botanica won the MICA Book Award at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair in 2014, and received an Honorable Mention at the 15th Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design.
Her book Deep Time won the Joshua Heller Memorial Award at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair in 2018.
Her artists books are held in over 80 public and private collections internationally, including the Library of Congress and Yale University.
Currently, Radha is working on an artist book inspired by Mughal floral portraiture from the 17th century, and how it was impacted by colonialisation of plants. All the paper for the edition will be hand made in the traditional Indo-Islamic style.