Thursday, 26 February 2015

New Products coming soon!

Did you know that at St Cuthberts Mill we are continuously trialling and developing new papers?

Areas of expertise include watercolour papers, printmaking papers, inkjet papers, book papers, conservation papers, illustration papers, security papers. 

We have onsite paper chemists, who are experts in formulating brand new papers, or modifying existing papers to match client’s exact requirements. Paper has to be perfect to pass our strict quality controls. Our papermakers are skilled artisans, who enjoy the challenge of creating a new paper!

Watch this space for new products!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Carne Griffiths - Visit

'Falling Flowers' by Carne Griffiths
(Ink, tea and alcohol on Bockingford CP(NOT) paper)

We are looking forward to a visit from the artist Carne Griffiths in March! Carne is an avid user of our Bockingford White, CP(NOT), 535gsm paper for his unique work. Carne will be able to view our papermaking processes, and follow the journey our papers take before they leave the mill. Look forward to meeting you Carne!

Carne Griffiths at work on Bockingford paper

A bit about Carne Griffiths and his creative methods:

‘’ Working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka, Griffiths’ fascination with drawing focuses on the creation and manipulation of the drawn line. Images explore human, geometric and floral forms, in a combination of both literal and abstract translation and in response to images and situations encountered in daily life. Images are recorded in a dreamlike sense onto the page where physical boundaries are unimportant. His work creates a journey of escapism, which focuses on scenes of awe and wonder, projecting a sense of abandonment and inviting the viewer to share and explore this inner realm.

Originally from Liverpool, Griffiths graduated from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone in 1995. After completing a one-year KIAD fellowship and moving to London he served an apprenticeship at the longest-established gold wire embroidery firm in the world. Here he worked as a gold wire embroidery designer for twelve years, eventually becoming the creative director. Carne produced intricate designs for the military and the film, theatre, fashion and advertising industries. His designs were used for the uniforms in the films Valkyrie, The Last King of Scotland, and in particular his ‘Red Death Coat’ was used in The Phantom of the Opera. Carne’s elaborate floral designs for Asprey were included in their first ever catwalk collection and his work was featured on the embroidered cover of the 80th Royal Variety Performance programme in 2008.

Since establishing his own studio in 2010, Griffiths has exhibited in the UK at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy, the London Art Fair in 2011 - 2014, and overseas with Solo exhibitions in Milan and Hong Kong in 2013, at Urban in Ibiza in 2011 and Arts After Dark, New Orleans in 2010. He also collaborated with the British photographer Rankin for a feature in the 2nd edition of Hunger Magazine in 2012. ’’

'The Fall' by Carne Griffiths ( Created on Bockingford paper)

Check out our Bockingford Paper Range here:

Monday, 9 February 2015

High Quality Papermaking

To make its prestigious paper, St Cuthberts Mill uses 

• Specialist chemists devoted to creating the best paper 
• Natural ingredients used wherever possible 
• Only high quality pulps and cotton linters and no acids are added 
• All paper is thoroughly tested for quality 
• Paper is made to highest archival standards 

'Made to order Paper' can be created to order for customers’ special requirements. Eg special sizes, watermarks, embossed marks, unique paper recipes, different shades of colour. You name it and we will try and make it!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

More great photos! - Paperworld/Creativeworld, Frankfurt 2015 from Poland with Ray Wood (St Cuthberts Mill)

Peter Rossdale ( and
Alan Walker (Managing Director of St Cuthberts Mill)

Alan Walker (Managing Director of St Cuthberts Mill),
Jane Fisher of Pegasus Art, Phil Staple (St Cuthberts Mill), Pegasus Art colleague

Sergei Nazarov from Artistic Galleries in Russia, presenting Catherine Frood (St Cuthberts Mill)
 with an everlasting rose oil painting he created himself.

Ovine Lunge from Norway visiting our stand.