Inspiring Paper Mâché

It’s very early morning and I’m surfing the web again. I ran across a couple of REALLY fantastic paper mâché art pieces. I have to tell you, right off, that not one piece of art in this post is my own (I WISH!)  I just wanted to share it with you because it is so darned inspiring. Of course, all links to the original artwork are included in my post.

The first article that I stumbled across is of a free tutorial on making paper mâché tea cups. Free tutorial?! I’m THERE! This one did not disappoint. The cups are adorable and Ann Wood even has a follow up blog post about her artwork being sold through Anthropolgy in 2016. Very cool stuff. Below is Ann’s blog address.  You MUST check it out. Ann’s work is adorable, fun, interesting and informative. There are lots of cool tutorials as well as things for sale in this blog.

Here are the Anthropology teacups.

Ann also has a ton of tutorials including this adorable little boat ornament.

Now, let’s go see what Abigail Brown makes.  Abigail designs and sells her lovely animal heads as well as a ton of other paper mâché and cloth goods. She, like many artists, also teaches workshops. You can find all of her info by clicking on her name or on the photo below.

Each animal is handcrafted from recycled newspaper. She uses no molds so every one of her art pieces are unique. Now THIS is what taxidermy should be!Photographs And FacemasksAbigail’s info from her blog reads:  Abigail is an artist and illustrator based in London, England. Working from her studio at the award winning Cockpit Arts in central London, she makes each piece herself by hand. As such, every animal is unique – crafted from fabric or paper mâché with love and great care. Her work has been sold and exhibited around the world and featured in magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle Decoration and Selvedge.

Now we will flip to something that is completely different from Ann and Abigail’s work. It is paper art by Frezza and Chiao. This duo’s work is colorful and varied. It goes from small pieces to large installations. The photo below is actually a digital photo of their work that is for sale as a print. I LOVE the fresh colors. Click on the link and it will take you directly to the artist’s site.

paper artists

The original paper art is by Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao. They are an American artist duo whose work explores play and craft across a range of media, including painted sculpture, installation, collage and photography. Also known as CHIAOZZA (pronounced like “wowza” or “yowza”), Adam and Terri have exhibited their collaborative work in solo exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia, in numerous group shows around the US, and in a variety of art and design venues internationally. The studio was founded in 2011 and is based in New York City.


I hope that you have enjoyed discovering these paper artists as much as I did.