Badger Paper Envelopes
Various indigenous fibers, dyes & minerals
“I have a passion for the making of paper and teaching others this skill. It is very important to share my knowledge of paper with others, so they may experience the discovery of paper, its beauty, and the many artistic uses of paper.” Tom Bennick
Gentleman Tom Bennick (d 2021) was a cherished gift to Idaho. He was a retired teacher; then paper-making artist/teacher, poet and philosopher. “Paper, like life, is taken for granted.” He added: “When making paper, the whole world is involved: the sun, rain, soil, fire and hands. I have a spiritual connection with the fibrous, speckled paper I make with indigenous fibers. It is imperfect, like I am, and everything else in the world.”
Tom Bennick and Helen Grainger Wilson collaborated on projects as TVAA artists and ICA and IPUL (Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc) Teaching Artists. Tom will be widely missed.