Paper // Clay is a blog I write about paper arts (including books) and ceramics, written by a (relatively) recent graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, MN.  Presently I am a reference librarian in Milwaukee, WI and trying to keep my hands in clay.

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I write reviews for work here, I tumble my own work here and my paper/clay influences here, I write about bodies here, I post photos of myself waking up in the morning here, and I (used to) tweet here.

All text on the blog is © Allison Schwartz 2010-2014 All Rights Reserved. All book covers are linked from Goodreads, unless otherwise noted.

pa·per [pey-per] (noun)

  1. a substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous material, usually in thin sheets, used to bear writing or printing, for wrapping things, etc.
  2. a piece, sheet, or leaf of this.
  3. something resembling this substance, as papyrus.
  4. a written or printed document or the like.

clay [kley] (noun)

  1. a natural earthy material that is plastic when wet, consisting essentially of hydrated silicates of aluminum: used for making bricks, pottery, etc.
  2. earth; mud
  3. earth, esp. regarded as the material from which the human body was formed.

paper clay [pay-per kley] (noun)

  1. any clay body to which processed cellulose fiber (paper being the most common) has been added.  The inclusion of processed cellulose fiber in the clay enables new ceramic techniques, and makes the clay stronger and slightly lighter when it’s fired.