North Clymer, New York
Kathleen was raised on a small dairy farm in southwestern New York State and has run another with her husband over the last 42 years.
A Master’s degree in creative writing: poetry from the MacGregor School of Antioch University prepared her for positions such as an Artist in Residence through the Arts in the Schools program of the Arts Council for Chautauqua County and a teacher of poetry in the Special Studies program of Chautauqua Institution. Most recently, she has given workshops at the Jamestown Audubon Society in natural dyes and leaf pounding and at the Write Around the Block summer Writers’ Workshop in Bemus Point, New York.
"I have been working with handmade paper for about a year, experimenting with recycling used papers and both cattail and iris leaves. It was at the suggestion of Jen Schlick that I started making paper and our discussions about printing photographs that lead me to start using the paper for photo prints."