The Founding of Twinrocker Handmade Paper

Twinrocker Founders Kathryn Clark, Howard Clark, and Margaret Prentice
September 12, 2015
Scripps College Humanities Auditorium

A group photo of two white women and two white men at at yeard sale.Twinrocker Papers started the revival of the art of hand papermaking in America in 1971. Now, thirty-five years later, Travis Becker, trained at Twinrocker by Kathryn Clark, will carry Twinrocker into the future.

Kathryn and Howard Clark: Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kathryn Clark received a BFA in printmaking and ceramics from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, and an MFA in printmaking from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, where she met her husband. Howard earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and his BFA at Wayne State. In 1971, she and her husband Howard founded Twinrocker Handmade Paper. In 1985, when Twinrocker began making watercolor paper, Kathryn fell in love with that medium also and has been painting both plein air and studio watercolors.

Margaret Prentice: Margaret Prentice is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR where she taught printmaking, artists’ books and papermaking in the Art Department from 1986 until retiring from teaching in 2010. She joined Kathryn and Howard Clark to found Twinrocker Handmade Paper in 1971 and worked with them at Twinrocker for a total of 5 years. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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