Claudia Cohen Shows Off Her Paper Stash

Claudia Cohen is turning Seattle's Paper Hammer Gallery into what might be the world's largest paper sampler this week. She has culled her studio to assemble an exhibition of decorated papers from all over the world, and arranged, hung and displayed them around the gallery for a show titled The Pleasure of Pattern.

Claudia's been collecting paper over 30 years, to use for covering boards, as endsheets, and box linings. The papers on display date from the 19th century to the present, and represent a variety of techniques, including lithography, offset and block printing, marbling, stenciling, and paste paper (most on display Claudia's own designs).

The show opens tonight (May 2) and runs through the month.