Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I was recently accepted into the 2011 Craftboston, the premiere exhibition and sale of contemporary craft in New England!
I've been busily preparing for the show designing and creating a brand new set of designs that will be revealed at the show. These pieces are hands-down my most challenging pieces and I'm really excited with the designs. Currently, there are 9 completed designs and three have been cut. I'm working on the fourth. There are three branch designs, three architecture designs, and three Maine-inspired designs.

I wanted to share some in-progress shots with you all as a thank you for following my journey. I'm keeping the full images of the designs as a facebook exclusive, so to see the entire finished piece, head over to my facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/papercutsbyjoe

I'm really proud of these pieces, and my goal is to completely blow the minds of the visitors to my booth. This is my first time at this show, and I'll be surrounded by some of the greatest craftsmen in the country, so I'm bringing my "A" game.

Other Branch designs currently available in my Etsy shop

If you are interested in coming to the show, please do! Below is the information for the show:

Featuring 200 Contemporary Craft Artists
World Trade Center, Boston
March 25-27, 2011


Julia said...

Amazing!!!! I am a novice paper cutter. I have recently decided to try a tree with branches against a stark sky, but I'm nervous. There is no possible way I could get the detail into it the way you have. You are truly amazing, and if people aren't blown away with your work at the show, then there is something wrong with them! I wish I could go to the show. I have 2 daughters in the NE and we usually visit during March, but not this year.

Joe the papercutter said...

Thanks Julia! Don't worry about starting off with that complicated of a design, I've been doing this full-time for almost 5 years--- I have a LOT of practice. Tips for trees: start in the center and work your way out, always cut smaller pieces first before larger ones. Also, you can cut a 2x2 design to practice with just a few branches, then move onto larger more complicated designs

I should make a post on how to cut thin lines. I have a bunch of tips, but it's hard to put into words

Affirmation Figures said...

THIS IS INCREDIBLE, you are extremely talented and I love this stuff, I will keep exploring... found your blog through etsy.

Anonymous said...

I keep watching for your a post in regards to cutting thin lines. I cut a Victorian house and want to add a picket fence. Interested to see what you have to say.