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Pulp & Deckle is a community handmade papermaking studio located in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, OR. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on September 13, 2012.

Pulp & Deckle is a community handmade papermaking studio located in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, OR.

Portland, OR Mixed Media
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Hello again!

How are all you wonderful Pulp & Deckle supporters? We realized it's been almost a year since we last got in touch and wanted to drop-in and say hi! We also wanted to give you a rundown of what your support has made possible in the past year. We would not be here without you. We can't THANK YOU enough!

Here's what we've been up to:

  • We went out in the community and did demos. at farmers markets, the Art in the Pearl Festival, and the Museum of the Oregon Territory
  • To further get the word out about the studio (with a tiny advertising budget) we participated in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards, were part of the Black-Friday alternative for small businesses Little Boxes, did a video interview for the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, and were interviewed for the blog thebillfold.com
  • We taught workshops for varied ages and skill levels and continued to hone our instructor skill set
  • We took a 6-week small business course at the Portland State University Business Outreach Program
  • We were fortunate enough to get our largest custom order to date, making 1500+ pieces of paper for a series of 33 custom, letterpress, leather-bound books. 
  • Getting a small business started while keeping our day jobs has proven to be challenging and rewarding. Our biggest frustration is that we want to offer more to our community. Some of what we'd like to do is have low-cost drop-in workshops, participate in more street fairs, start a handmade papermaking wiki website, expand our class offerings (pulp spraying!, drawing on handmade paper!, 3D paper techniques!), and to get out (even more) and teach classes and do demos. at local libraries and schools. We've got big plans. 

As we continue to grow the studio we're looking at ways we can meet our financial goals. The kickstarter campaign that launched us was just what we needed at the time. Now our needs are focused on achieving our goal of working full-time at the studio. To help make this happen we've launched a campaign on Patreon. The set-up is quite different from Kickstarter, as it's meant to be a way to support artists on an ongoing basis. We'd love for you to check it out and share with fellow art and paper enthusiasts. 

Thank you again for changing our lives by making Pulp & Deckle a reality! 

GO TEAM PAPER!

April Paper Free Paper Notes

Want to stay in touch? Sign-up for our e-newsletter at

http://www.pulpanddeckle.com/contact--e-newsletter.html

You can also view our April edition at this link.

Enjoy!

Pulp & Deckle- aka, Jenn & Gary

Love is in the air

We've definitely been feeling the love at Pulp & Deckle this month. From our Grand Opening event, to opening our online etsy store, to being featured in the local neighborhood newspaper, we have started to get to know our community and are so grateful for the support and love coming our way! 

All the details of our February adventures are in our latest e-newsletter. We hope you'll check it out! 

If you haven't received your reward yet, we promise we're hard at work on getting them packaged up and out to you. We will send out another round in the next 2-3 weeks. Backers with more complex rewards at the higher levels (like personalized drawings), will take a little longer to fulfill, as we want to produce the best quality work that we can for you.

It's been a busy, fun, and exciting month! We wouldn't be here without all of you- so thanks again for making Pulp & Deckle possible. 

GO TEAM PAPER!!!

Oh, and for those curious about the photo, it's a close-up of one of our potted seed paper hearts. It's recycled pulp embedded with wildflower seeds that are just starting to sprout. Are you as excited about spring as we are?

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Seed papers are coming soon!

Happy New Year backers! Some of you may have started to receive your rewards in Dec., and we are happy to say that we'll start sending out seed papers this month. For everyone that's waiting on their rewards- never fear, you will get them soon! Thanks so much for your patience while we continue to juggle our weekday jobs, life events, workshops, and studio production time.

A few days ago we sent an e-newsletter out for January. If you'd like to check it out online you can click here and read all our latest news. 

And if you want to stay in the loop you can sign-up to receive our monthly Paper Free Paper Notes e-newsletter on our website

Here's to a new year with new papers!

Best-

Pulp & Deckle

Open for Business!

We've updated our blog with all the latest about the studio, upcoming  workshops, and Kickstarter rewards. Read all about it by clicking HERE.

(P.S.- there's important info. in the post for backers who chose seed paper rewards.)