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Gangolf Ulbricht

Gangolf Ulbricht Papermaker
German, English
By appointment only
+49 1714558112
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Holistic papermaking

  • • Handmade papermaking is Gangolf's lifelong passion
  • • He combines traditional techniques from Eastern Europe and Japan
  • • His paper sheets are created on demand

Gangolf Ulbricht was born in 1964 in Freiberg, then East Germany, and studied industrial papermaking, but he soon understood that his passion for traditional handmade processes would guide him along a more personal path. He worked with book and paper artist, John Gerard and was trained by master Jacques Brejoux in Angoulême, France. He also spent a year in Japan learning from masters there. In 1992 he opened his own studio in Berlin, where he still works. His practice, which mixes occidental and Japanese know-how, is characterised by the use of textiles as raw materials. Gangolf works with authentic historical paper moulds to make each sheet by hand, one by one, which results in paper with very specific textures and different qualities.

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