DonWidmerPaperArts

Don Widmer Paper Arts

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Announcement    For a list of upcoming events featuring Don Widmer Paper Arts, please visit https://dwidmer.com/upcoming

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Last updated on Jun 14, 2022

For a list of upcoming events featuring Don Widmer Paper Arts, please visit https://dwidmer.com/upcoming

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About DonWidmerPaperArts

Sales 345
On Etsy since 2010

Paper inspires me.

It's only a short time since I graduated with my MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and my practice is still developing. One thing I know for certain is that paper is the medium which will continue to define my art-making.

Since the first time I dipped my hands into a vat of paper pulp I was hooked. It is a truly visceral experience... the smell of freshly pulped plant material, the sound of the water splashing and spraying, the feel of the chilly water numbing my fingers. I love to create paper for its own sake, but I also like to use it as a medium for printing, or to transform it into a 3-dimensional work of art.

In my shop you will find works of handmade paper, some created wholly from paper, such as pulp paintings. Other times I print onto the handmade sheets. Other cards and prints are created on fine art paper, especially the recycled and colorful papers created by the family-run French Paper Company.

My art is inspired by stories, my travels, or whatever my imagination feels like conjuring on a particular day. I hope you will find something that catches your eye or fires your own imagination.

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Shop members

  • Don Widmer

    Owner

    Don Widmer is a book and paper artist whose work incorporates papermaking, letterpress printing, and artist bookbinding. His papermaking utilizes a process called pulp painting, where pigmented plant material (pulp) is used as a painting medium.

  • All Handmade by ME

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    This seal of approval is proudly displayed to indicate that every item in my shop is hand-crafted by Chicago-based book and paper artist Don Widmer!

Production partners

  • Len Widmer

    Cleveland, OH

    Len Widmer is Cleveland-area wood craftsman who makes furniture, bowls and other art objects. Len crafts custom frames for Don Widmer's paper artworks. He has won numerous awards for his meticulous wood turned objects.

  • Lowitz & Sons

    Chicago, IL

    A producer of quality printing.

  • Things of Steel

    Kalamazoo, MI

    Michelle and Katherine, of Things of Steel, are metal artisans. We have collaborated to build this custom steel frame to complement my pulp painted art.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. Here is a list of my general policies. Feel free to contact me with questions.

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