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The program " Crazy craftsmen " -link to the article And video 

Making paper from elephant "poop״
a visit from the biblical zoo in Jerusalem to test the feasibility of making paper from the poop of elephants, who are vegetarian animals, so that their excrement contains fibers that have passed through their digestive system. After boiling and light beating, we made papers and it turned out amazing! Opens up possibilities for making papers from other animals such as zebras, rhinos, and giraffes!

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  beer spent grain paper


A local brewery asked me to try to produce paper from the spent grain generated during the process of making beer, to see if it is possible to produce packaging for bottles instead of cardboard from trees.  After surfing the internet I found Drew Matott from the "peace paper project" who shared his experience. After some trials, I got some fine results. updates to follow

In the pictures cooking  and making the paper

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As part of the project to preserve the Independence Hall (where the State of Israel was declared in 1948) on Rothschild Blvd, Tel Aviv, Dizengoff's original home was also unveiled.In order to protect the walls  during the renovation, (which will take several years)

thin kozo papers were applied by expert conservator Anna Lopuska from Poland 

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 a group from the IBDAA Association ( for improving art in Arab society) visited me

 at the initiative of Elia Baini (pictured with his print on my paper), the curator of the gallery in Kfar Yassif and the owner of a print workshop.

They were very interested and I hope for further cooperation


The Magic of Paper Exhibition

Opened at the Tal Gallery in collaboration with curator Adi Greenfeld and featuring 11 artists whom all used handmade paper. The opening was on Saturday 22 February in the presence of a large audience and included music and a demonstration of paper making.attached  a video   as well as  short clip . The exhibition ended in early August

kuma kengo project in Paris
" The main material in the interior is a metallic mesh in "Washi" style- an expanded metal soaked in a vat with kozo fibers. Combination of the traditional and the new material helped create a modern and transparent space ..."  Kuma Kengo.
The project brought together Kobayashi san (and his son) from Japan, and me from Israel.
We worked as a team on the large-scale screens in a vat specially made for us in the "Ateliers Normand" workshop, in the pastoral village of St Pazanne, Britany, France.
The screens were later installed in the office of the art council, Emmanuel Clave, in Paris.

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Making paper for wine labels  
Summer 2017. July heat. Outside 35 degrees
Adi and I work in a team-  2 screens in parallel._ 
On a good day we can make 150 papers!
There is a big order  of 2150 issues for the end of the month and another 2000 for the end of October. will we manage?

       "Artisans of Israel" -Book party
The ceremony took place at the renovated Maskit House in Jaffa in October 2017
The book was produced by Lynn Holstein
Steph Wertheimer and Ruth Dayan  honored us in their presence
Many of the artists featured in the book joined 
It was nice to meet over a glass of wine and cheese
As part of the photo day held at my studio,
Steph joined to  see the whole process of making the paper
from pruning the trees  to  drying the paper

For book purchases, please contact Natalie Arnon or Keren at ProBook, tel: 03 5257999

The winter (2017) edition of Hand Papermaking magazine  

features my article and samples of "Samar" - a papermaking and mold making plant, that grows in Israel 

see the article    ( scroll down)



growing kozo

The Kozo harvest season is in full swing

January 2017

In Moshav Amka, this year yielded a good crop.

The branches are thick and straight.

I got help for the first time with volunteers from the WORKAWAY website

With the help of Jin, the first volunteer, we cut about a third of the field,  peeled the branches and cleaned the bark

This year I brought from Japan a new variety of nasu kozo  and made a lot of new seedlings.

They were planted in my new field in Klil.

The seedlings were well transplanted and in February we will prepare papers

And new seedlings 

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