Farm Egg Gampi - Nicholas Cladis - 45 x 60 cm
45cm x 60cm / 18 x 24 inches
Farm Egg is a beautiful, cream-colored sheet of 100% gampi, suitable for all types of printmaking, as well as drawing and other dry media.
Farm egg paper is handmade at the University of Iowa Center for the Book's paper research facility by Nicholas Cladis. Farm egg paper's gampi fibers are processed in cold, filtered water, and untouched by chemicals. The "farm egg" moniker comes from the eggshell-like surface texture and appearance of the paper, as well as the non-abrasive treatment of the fibers. Fibers are noticeable in the final paper; the paper thus has a surface feel similar to that of a cage free egg.
Nicholas Cladis is an interdisciplinary artist and papermaker who lives and works in Iowa City, IA. He is the papermaking specialist at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where he lectures and manages the Oakdale paper research facility. Nicholas is an active researcher and practitioner of traditional and non-traditional papermaking processes. For six years he lived and worked in Echizen, Japan — an area with over 1,500 years of papermaking history — and continues to maintain an active relationship with the papermaking community there. He regularly contributes to the Future of Craft Villages research group at Fukui Prefectural University, and serves on the executive committee of Imadate Art Field, a non-profit arts organization based in Echizen.