Mandy Brannan


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Finally's been a while but the Victoria & Albert Museum publication, that I have had the pleasure to be involved with, will soon be for sale.
I received the flyers today......

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


At last ... it took a while

The new edition of 'Pressed', a magazine for handmade papermakers, users of handmade paper and for those interested in using the medium for their arts practice.

For this edition I have chosen to share the work of several book artists who have chosen to make handmade paper an integral element in their book arts practice. Each artists uses a different aspect or technique: showing that this diverse mediums’ processes allow for infinite experimentation with different fibres, colouration techniques, inclusions and fibre manipulations, which in-turn, enable a combination of context with materiality in their work.
I also write about my current papermaking research and describe a five day 
workshop for papermaking book artists. includes four types of handmade paper samples tipped in!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Victoria & Albert Museum

Really pleased to be part of this project.

It will be available in October...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Bananas continued...


Here are the sheets that resulted from my experiments withe the banana skins...
.......and of course!!!! I couldn't help my self....had to add text, hydrangeas and pine needles!

I am going to use these images for the next edition of Pressed.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018's bananas

Yep....had these drying in the kitchen for about 18 months.....time to get some papers made with them (thankfully they do not any obnoxious odours while drying!)

January papers

A good start to the year....Hydrangeas... dried, processed and embedded

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New workshop at the Essex Print Studio

The Essex Print Studio is pleased to welcome back Book Artist/Papermaker 
to host a new fascinating workshop.

'Exploring small experimental, alternative book stuctures'

This workshop will cover ways to attach, combine, cut and or fold your prints, practice prints and or print scraps into structures that can be transformative and inspire new possibilities for your your work...