My sculptures are crafted from pulp using age-old papermaking processes. Each new sheet pulled from the vat transforms from a dripping web of fiber to a tactile object. Using handmade paper as a fine art medium combines the alchemy of craft and my years of working as an art director in the commercial print-on-paper world, and allows me the freedom to create work that explores paper beyond the 2-dimensional page.
Suzanne Oberholtzer is a studio artist who creates handmade paper sculptures. She graduated with a degree in Communications/Advertising from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and her handmade paper art is informed by her decades-long career as an art director. Her work has been featured at Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursdays series, Participation at Art & History Museums – Maitland, and Florida Sculptors Guild shows. She has honed her craft in workshops at Penland School of Crafts, The Appalachian Center for Craft, and Craft Alliance Center for Art & Design. She is currently doing a 12-month residency as an Artist-in-Action at Art & History Museums - Maitland.