Zoe Tweed sorting and processing cotton rags for handmade paper. 


David Ashley
Calligrapher / Bookbinder

Leon Loughridge

Tom Parson
Letterpress Printer

Rod Replogle
Fine Artist

Christie Ginanni Stepan
Letterpress Printer

Janet Stevens
Children's Book Illustrator


Ravi Zupa
Fine Art Printing

Lucy Holtsnider
Letterpress Printing

David Mittelman
Letterpress Printing


Leigh Holden
Hand Papermaking

German Murillo
Hand Papermaking

Fawn Atencio
Hand Papermaking

Baldfaced Hornets
Hand Papermaking

Alicia McKim at the Warm Hearts Art Gallery, Malawi.Zoe's mother Alicia at the Warm Hearts Art Gallery during a 2009 trip to Malawi.


Casting sheets of handmade paper in Malawi.

Members of the Malawi bookmaking cooperative casting sheets of handmade paper for the cover of
Jacinta Chisi's poem.



Studio Associate / Zoe Tweed

Ray has known Zoe ever since she was born. Her mother Alicia McKim is a well-known Denver book artist who teaches at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and the Denver Art Students League. Her father David Tweed is a graphic designer in Boulder.

Since high school, Zoe has been working with Alicia to develop a papermaking and bookmaking cooperative to promote literacy in Malawi, southeast Africa. The project recently produced a limited edition book, letterpress printed and bound in handmade paper, of native writer Jacinta Chisi's poem Mulanji Mountain. Proceeds from the sale of the book were used to purchase letter press equipment and produce a commercially printed version of the book for general distribution.

Zoe, now a student at Lake Forest College, spent her summer working with Ray to expand her knowledge of hand papermaking. She hopes to return to Africa next year to improve the quality of handmade paper for the Malawi project.