Maureen was born in Sussex in 1930. In 1974 she completed a 2 week course on papermaking at Camberwell School of Art. Since then she has been largely self-taught as a papermaker. She makes paper for sale in studio on rural Herefordshire


Since 1986 IAMPA (International Association of Paper Makers and Paper Artists)

Chair of Paperweight UK Paper Association (established 1995)



1981      I C A Gallery, London Crafts Council selected

1982      “Paper Art”, Gardner Gallery, Brighton

1983      “Paper as Image”, Crafts Council Gallery, London

1991      “Tearaways”, Craftspace Touring Show, Birmingham and 5 other venues

1996/7/8/9, 2001/2/3    Paperweight – Mainstone, Salisbury, Nottingham, Dorset and Bath, Sedburgh, Glastonbury

2006      Museum of Modern Art, Wales

2007      Watershed Gallery, Hereford

2007      The Small Gallery, Hereford


Group Exhibitions outside Britain

1986      First Bienennale of Paper Art, Duren Germany

1990      Third Biennale of Paper Art, Duren Germany

1990      Nordiyllands Kunstmuseum, Alborg, Denmark

1991      “Shields” Group Exhibition, Basel, Switzerland

1992      “Californian Fibres”, San Diego, California

1998      Mueum Rijwifjk, Netherlands



1986      Seven plant papers provided for “Strange Papers” – an international collection of handmade papers compiled by Fred Siegenthaler

1987      End papers for “In Suffolk” by Michael Hamburger (Five Seasons Press)

1988      Image papers for fine letterpress print annual “Matrix” (Whittington Press)

1989      Cover and end papers for “A Country Woman’s Notes” by Rosemary Verey

1989      15 plant papers for Plant Papers, Paper Plants (Alembic Press)

1990      Cover papers for “Weeds in my Garden” by Miriam McGregor

1993      Cover papers for International Artists and Papermakers Association (I A M P A) annual bulletin

2001      Cover papers for the “EPYNT” by Shirley Jones (Red Hen Press)

Periodic articles for “Matrix” 3, 6, 13, 15, 17, 18 commissioned by Whittington Press.



Plant Papers 1978 Now in 7th edition

“An Alternative to the Beater?” 1992

“Vegetable Papyrus” 1994

“Handmade Papers” Apple Press 1999


Travel and Workshops

1980      Paper conference, Edinburgh College of Art

1983      International Paper Conference, Japan

1983      Visit to China

From 1986 to 1996, participant in annual IAPMA conferences in:

Duren Germany 86, 88, 90, Barcelona 87, Reno California 89,

Basel 91, Budapest 92, Montreal 93, The Hague Netherlands 94, Kyoto, Japapn, 95, Copenhagen 96


Teaching and Lectures

Taught papermaking at Local Education Authority classes, Kent 1970

Lecture demonstrations at Paddington Institute, London 1979

Royal College of Art, London – Advisor on papermaking 1979

Lectures at Glasgow School of Art, 1980

Regular summer workshops for beginners and experienced students at Brilley, Herefordshire since 1981