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[Biography] [Gallery]

Lived: - present
GAP Member Since: 1988-01-01
Type: Papercuttings, Scherenschnitte

1451 Friedensburg Road
Reading PA 19606
USA

(610) 779-8374
tkcut@verizon.net
http://TrudyKauffman.PaperCutters.info

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In 1978 I started designing original papercuttings, called scherenschnitte by the Pennsylvania Dutch. My cuttings were based on the Swiss/German technique of cutting one piece of paper in a continuous design.

The first cuttings were inspired by the works of the Pennsylvania Germans from the eighteen hundreds. I designed and cut house blessings (Hassegan), birth certificates (Trufschein), and other pictures using traditional Pennsylvania motifs.

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Currently my selections have expanded to include nature, family trees and biblical pictures. Calligraphy adds another dimension to the designs. Often I am commissioned to make personalized cuttings with the subject matter being selected by the customer.

My training as an art teacher at Kutztown University with an M.S. in Art Education has had a positive influence on my creations. Serious papercutting after the birth of my two children. At present, I work out of a studio in Stony Creek Mills, PA, where my husband, Gerry, custom frames the cuttings.

I am a juried member of the Reading Berks Guild of Craftsmen, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and a founding member of GAP. It is a joy to know my cuttings are found in homes from California to Maine and Europe. I hope that all who see my work will appreciate the resurgence of this art form.

 

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