Welcome to the Book World of John Dancy-Jones

You are at the blog resource of The Paper Plant, a book arts studio and small press publisher.  Select a main topic below

    Hand-laid Papers         Studio News    

                        laid sheets               

9×12 rag laid sheets         Using natural fibers

                                marbled papers                     John’s book is out!

                     Bookmark Quotes            Publications


                                  Picasso, Thoreau                              chapbooks/broadsides

      Bibliophilia                The Paper Plant   

News: John is working on fabric slurries using his new Ninja pro blender and retting inner barks, okkra stems and poppy straw for additives. Also drying flower petals – cornflower, bee balm, chicory, sunflowers, crepe myrtle.

Much as I love papermaking, where I’m best qualified and most knowledgable, this site and my book arts focus elsewhere. If I could be anywhere working, it would be in this shop, printing on the paper I make.  Probably a new bookmark – sure to check out the quotes page. Contact me about any of this at naturalistpprmkr@yahoo.com

The Paper Plant website at Netweed

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The Paper Plant

The Paper Plant Press publishes broadsides, folders and chapbooks using handlaid recycled paper and letterpress printing in conjunction with current desktop publishing technologies.  From 1983-90, the Paper Plant bookstore sponsored a weekly open poetry series, and many of the chapbook authors emerged from that setting. Twenty published titles include award-winning alternative literature, a fine arts calendar, and a children’s book.  Many of our writers regularly feature as performance poets.  We seek to present an alternative take on the publishing process, looking for non-academic, even non-literary influences, in a search for poetry as an oral art, in a belief that poetry is an essential and multifarious expression of life.

John Dancy-Jones, Publisher, Printer & Papermaker 

The Paper Plant(919) 618-6883 mail to: paperplantpress@yahoo.com 
For classes in hand-laid papermaking please call or email.
  For ordering information: Order Form


2 responses to “Welcome to the Book World of John Dancy-Jones

  1. Nice website– looking forward to future email updates.
    Bridget M.

  2. Nice website cousin!

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