Ioana Stoian is a young British-born artist with a passion for paper. Her love for hands-on arts and crafts led to a trip to Japan in 2006, where she discovered the world of papermaking and paper folding — two interests she continues to explore today. Fascinated by this medium, she has spent time in America and in Japan studying and working with master papermakers. Ioana is a member of the IAPMA (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists) and frequently participates in the global origami community. She hopes this book brings you the same joy she received when first discovering the art of origami.
You can find out more about Ioana and her love of paper
on her website at www.ioanastoian.com.
When asked by his parents what he wanted to be when he grew up, five-year-old Eric replied, “a paperologist.” Throughout his childhood and adolescence he enjoyed paper crafts and origami—a frequent birthday gift was stacks of paper and rolls of tape.
As an adult, Eric kept looking for an artistic outlet to restore his creative side. He returned to his childhood love of paper, and discovered a deeper appreciation for the beauty of origami by exploring and researching new areas of folding. These days he focuses on the development of new biological paper processes and the geometry of origami tessellations.
Eric continues to fold, teach, and share his talent through workshops, origami conventions, art exhibitions, and via his popular site on the Internet. He works out of his studio
in Strasbourg, France.