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advanced work, but need much more...
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Birds of a Feather
Lately I've been reflecting even more on this "papermaking" thing, and who does it.
My own fault, but, making pulp from scratch doesn't quite enthuse me, or seed inclusions on paper, or making artwork (oh, I do enjoy those, especially pulp art, but it's not quite "my thing"). Since those seem to form 96.3% of the traffic in current "papermaking" lists, publications, workshops, and events, and 99% of institutional hiring, the rest of us are rara avis, perhaps a critically endangered species.
So, perhaps I am not a papermaker but instead I am a paper maker?
Since its invention and adoption, paper is a useful material, a commodity, something meant to be used for something else, not to stand on its own as a valuable object, but to be valued by what was added to it. In that tradition, paper should be as even, flat, uniform, white as possible, and then fulfill its destiny when it silently holds something more important than itself, for example writing, drawing, a print, perhaps as a wrap to protect.
Paper was a servant.

Are paper makers "endangered", or they just smell that way?
That's the kind of paper that I want to get good at making, yet, I hear very little about it in the 21st century.
Now, I love my papermaker friends. Yes, they are real papermakers, their artwork is original, creative, besides pretty, and where else would you find a sheet of 20th century paper with no writing, printing, or painting on it cost $120,000 except in the "art" world?
Servant paper must be cheap, or else it cannot be used except as a stunt.
There are several reasons that complicate the making "classic" paper to be affordable, for example those pesky child labor laws: as long as they operated, handmade paper mills depended of what we would consider today to be severely underpaid and overworked "apprentices", and women. I should consider interns, you say? Lol.
Between one thing and another, I felt like seeking "my own kind" in a way, people with a similar passion for plain, good paper, that might even convince modern book arts folks to try handmade paper.
I count my visit to Prof. Tim Barrett of the University of Iowa as the highlight of my 2017. As far as I know it's the only academic institution in the USA that still makes paper-as-support. No wonder the book arts department there is also amazing.
As to paper makers instead of papermakers, for one thing my spelling corrector will be finally happy, for another it does stress the focus on "paper", as the commodity.
1,000-sheet Paper Makers
Initially I thought that the indicator of a paper maker would be many sheets. The reasoning was that an artist will focus instead on the aesthetics, will make very few sheets, spending most of the time preparing pulp, shaping, etc. It turns out that one paper art papermaker is quite prolific, so this paper maker definition needs also consider the paper itself: servant paper is mute, silent.
Flat, even, uniform, generally white or "natural" color or lightly tinted.
One thousand sheets per year is actually a low number historically, but in this day and age might still count-in the independent one-wo/man-mill, often able to make paper only part time because the market is so small and the income so limited. Let's remember that a 4-man paper mill team was expected to make 500 to 2,000 sheets per day, of course with other teams preparing the pulp and then drying the sheets. As mentioned below, seldom will this kind of paper maker use all the paper made, some kind of sales outlet will usually exist.
In my case, besides selling, my bottleneck is drying. My drier loads 25 to 30 sheets. I can fill it in 6 hours without raising much of a sweat, the 6 hours comprising everything, from maintenance and improvements to my equipment, to preparing pulp and furnish, to pulling, couching, pressing, drying, cleaning and storing the previous session production. But between "life" and being a househusband, it's seldom I have more than 2 papermaking sessions per week, some weeks none, if lucky I can actually put 12 hours at it in a day and do two loads.
This quest actually began a bit as a joke. I was sharing with a bookseller colleague (I am now on the Board of the Texas Booksellers Association) how my goal for 2018 is to be among the top 10 paper makers in the US, and he said that it would be easy, "as there are only 5 of you out there"... So I was wondering, how many are there of "us", really?
More comprehensive lists

List of "Production" Paper Makers
This list is assuredly incomplete, and, while also mentioning paper makers elsewhere, my focus was the US. And "production" is such a complicated word...
The definition is, 1,000 sheets per year or more of "plain" paper meant to be used for something else, as distinct from being primarily an art piece.
I have made 1000 sheets in a year before, but rarely do that now, as I am only making paper for my own books. But I could, if I would be able to figure out what to do with all the paper once I made it. My mantra is, and you can quote me: “Making things is easy. Selling them, that’s hard."
Peter Thomas, of Peter and Donna Thomas fame, amazing paper makers and dear friends

Other Collaboration
(needs fleshing out)
Papermaking in Wikipedia
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Sharing the making of paper at a Cub Scout event in 2016