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Published Books Making Decorative Papers Collages
Frames, Silk Scarves and Notecards  Accordion-fold Books Marbling Supplies and Papers

About the Artist:

Diane Maurer-Mathison is recognized internationally as an expert paper artist. Her work is represented in numerous collections including those of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Harvard University Library, The Süleymaniye Library, Istanbul, Turkey, and the Museum of Antiquities, Urumchi, China.
Her decorative papers have been widely reproduced. Numerous commissions include designs for Lenox China, Godiva Chocolates, and Harper Collins Publishers.

Diane has taught throughout the United States, including surface design workshops for the Smithsonian Institution, Penland School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has made guest appearances on The Carol Duvall Show, Home Matters, and Martha Stewart Living Television.

I've been marbling, teaching and writing books about paper art for almost twenty years. Some of the recent books published under my full name, Diane Maurer-Mathison, are Paper in Three Dimensions, The Art of Making Paste Papers, Paper Art, The Ultimate Marbling Handbook, and The Handcrafted Letter.My accordion-fold books, handbound in original decorative papers, include Making Paste Papers, Suminagashi Marbling and Making Fold and Dye Papers.

For information about purchasing autographed copies of my books, attending workshops, purchasing decorative papers or acquiring reproduction rights to designs please contact me.

Diane Maurer Hand Marbled Papers
P.0. Box 78, Spring Mills, PA 16875
(814) 422-8651

My Latest Book
Collage, Assemblage, and Altered Art explores collage in all its dimensions via 48 noted artists' works. Order your copy.

Classes and Upcoming Events:

• Suminagashi Marbling on Paper and Silk, September 27, 2014. Held at the Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft in Lancaster, PA, . (Guild members receive 10% discount) For more information, or to register, visit www.pacrafts.org/workshops or call 717-431- 8706. E-mail handmade@pacrafts.org with any inquiries

• Suminagashi Marbling on Paper and Silk, October 11, 2014. Held at C. Barton McCann School of Art.
To register: call 814 667 2538 or email

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I also teach from my home studio near State College, and will hold a class at your convenience for as few as four people, in case you have some friends who'd like to travel with you. My classes run from 10 AM to 3 PM, and most are $85.00 per person, including materials. You can learn watercolor marbling, suminagashi marbling on paper and silk, paste paper design, simple bookbinding, or collage. Private instruction is also available at $300/day. Please call me for details at 814-422-8651.Please phone to inquire about exciting new 2 hour workshops for children and parent - child workshops.

Here is a review of my Book Arts class:
"It's been quite some time since I took two workshops from you (Flag Books and Tunnel Books) offered through the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, but I wanted to share with you where your instruction led. Since those two workshops, I've been creating artists' books, teaching classes and workshops on artists' books, curating shows and exhibits of artists' books, and founding Art Books Cleveland, an organization dedicated to the appreciation of the book arts with more than 70 people on our mailing list.
Your classes truly changed my life - I can't imagine what I'd be doing without your introduction and instruction in the book arts. Thank you."
Bonné de Blas

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