joan kopchik handmade paper


My work is primarily constructed of handmade paper. I use both internal pigmentation of the paper and surface painting techniques. I also include natural objects-river stone and shale, reed, bamboo skewers. Also used are recycled materials and metal findings. All  works are in artist’s collection. The work on page 2 was inspired by a trip to the American Southwest.

BFA Carnegie Mellon University. Work is included in the Rosenwald Collection, National Gallery of Art, The James A. Michener Museum, and in over a dozen private and corporate collections. Her work was featured on HGTV in 2001 and published in The Artful Home, Toni Sikes, Lark Books, pub, 2007.


Joan Kopchik

1335 Stephen Way . Southampton, PA 18966-4349 USA  email: