Welcome to Cave Paper

Our New Mailing Address:
Cave Paper Inc.
P. O. Box 18568
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Cooperative Meeting

Cave Paper would like to see if there is support in the community to restructure as a cooperative. The income and expenses of this 80K business would become part of the cooperative with the members deciding what further direction Cave Paper would go. Cooperatives offer many levels of ownership including working members and investment members basing decisions on one member one vote. It is possible that membership might include discounts on handmade paper and/or raw materials, master papermakers' advice and when Cave relocates, a community based atmosphere with shared facilities and personal storage. There will be two exploratory meetings in it's possible new location. This huge space is accessible by light rail and has plenty of off street parking.

Saturday Sept 9th 10:30-12:00 and/or
Sunday Sept 24 1:30-3:00
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406-2630

Snacks provided but you might want to bring a chair.
Anyone, near or far, who would like to continue to be updated about this cooperative but cannot attend either meeting needs to let Amanda know. phone: 612-998-8075
or email: Cavepaper@gmail.com.

This warehouse is available to other artists who are looking for studio space. Landlord will be present at the above dates for your direct discussion with him.

Cave Paper 25th Anniversary

Cave Paper has pushed the creative potential of paper by collaborating with respected and internationally known artists, it has fostered and promoted the craft of handmade paper by offering an influential training program to more than 100 interns. Today, to further explore the great potential of handmade paper and its use as a medium in creative, collaborative projects, they have launched a project called “One World Many Papers.” www.OWMPapers.org

To celebrate and promote the traditional craft of handmade paper and its use as a creative and collaborative medium in numerous artistic genres, Cave Paper is collaborating with five nationally and internationally renowned artists and artisans over the next three years.

The project will culminate with public lectures, an internship program, public workshops, and public exhibitions meant to expose the public to this artistic craft. The first invited artist was Lu Jingren from Beijing China. He was part of a collaboration with Peng Wu and Amanda Degener, he also gave a keynote lecture at Codex in San Francisco and a free lecture at Minnesota Center for Book Arts in February 2017. This book we are publishing is an offshoot from Peng Wu, Lu Jingren, and Amanda Degener's collaboration.

Questions we ask include:

  • How did you begin your practice?
  • Why do you still make paper/books?
  • What is the difference for you reading on a digital device/book?
  • In what way do you understand the five senses of paper/book: vision, touch, hearing, smelling, tasting?
  • Share with us some moments either break through or breakdowns in your world?
  • What is your next dream project?

For more information and to leave your contact address to be mailed a prospectus of the book visit www.OWMPapers.org.

We are currently applying for funding to support a project with Amanda Degener, Jan Owen, and Bridget O'Malley. Special thanks to our fiscal agent Hand Papermaking Magazine, a not-for-profit with deep ties to Cave Paper. Discussions have included the desire to edition a circular book which beautifully presents original text about the advantage/necessity of opposites. Indigo and Persimmon dyed on handmade Flax paper in Yin/Yang shapes which spontaneously overlap.

Click here for more information.

Mystery Tube Findraiser

Thank you to the 26 people who donated to One World Many Paper's Mystery Tube Fundraiser. We were able to claim this as earned income helping to satisfy the requirements of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC). Our MRAC Grant was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.” We will be continuing to collaborate with artists and offer the Mystery Tube Fundraiser.