We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and organized individual to join Porridge Papers as a Papermaker. This is a part time position. Making paper is a highly repetitive, labor-intensive process. We are looking for someone who can fit in and is a quick learner. This is a fast paced environment with tight deadlines, so quality and quantity count! Experience is a plus but not required. We will teach you the process of production papermaking, which will include blending, coloring the pulp and forming sheets. You need to be able to take control; stay organized and work well with others as well as by yourself. Looking for 20-30 hours a week, days only. Starts at $9 with increase after probationary period which will be $10-$12 and hour. Download our application (HERE) and drop it off or email it.
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and organized individual to join Porridge Papers. We are looking for someone to work 30+ hours a week with the high possibility of full time. The position starts at $11.50 an hour with an increase after probationary period. Once full time vacation and holiday pay is available. Job Description: We are looking for someone to wear many hats and has interest and knowledge in letterpress printing, design and customer service. Additional duties will include production work, client appointments, social media and web updates with the occasional possibility of papermaking. Qualifications: Knowledge of letterpress printing is helpful, fluent in Adobe programs, self motivated, excellent work ethic, good listener, not afraid of taking on a challenge and going above and beyond. You need to be able to take control; stay organized and work well with others as well as by yourself. Please no Phone calls. If you […]
Have you ever wondered how those mini documentaries are filmed or what goes into instructional videos? So have we. A few months back we got a call from KBS, a brand agency out of New York, asking if we would be interested in being featured in a mini documentary. Our first thought was: Wow, how exciting! It turns out that Windstream Communications was looking to feature a few locally crafted businesses in their service area. After a few phone calls and email exchanges it was set and dates were picked. We figured no big deal, they would just follow us around and we would still get our work done (or at least that’s what they told us). That’s not what happened at all. Who knew that it would take five takes to cut a small stack of business cards or that we would need to wait to press a stack of […]
I do not know about you but it seems to me this is the longest winter we have had in years! Just as soon as the sun comes out and we get a nice day or two, the weather turns on us, temperatures drop and the coats come back out. Well I decided to do something about it! No more white and off white, lets add color to our lives. These last few weeks and coming weeks have brightened up our days with the blues, greens, purples and so many more! We have really enjoyed the change. After years of talking about creating a new line of papers we have finally decided to start the process and let me tell you, it is not easy. There are so many options and so many colors, where do you begin? Over then next few months we will be working to create our […]
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and organized individual to join Porridge Papers as a Papermaker. This is a part time position. Making paper is a highly repetitive, labor-intensive process. We are looking for someone who can fit in and is a quick learner. This is a fast paced environment with tight deadlines, so quality and quantity count! Experience is a plus but not required. We will teach you the process of production papermaking, which will include blending, coloring the pulp and forming sheets. You need to be able to take control; stay organized and work well with others as well as by yourself. In addition to the papermaking responsibilities, we need you to be outgoing with customers and help out on occasional Saturday as well as special events. We are looking for a team player. Download our application and drop it off.
It is hard to believe that we are at it again. This is the time of year that we reminisce on years past. The first year…well we had no idea what we were doing or would get ourself into. We had about 4 typewriters and were open to the public during the day, I believe Valentine’s Day was in the middle of the week. To our surprise we had close to 80 people come in and type a love note. I spent the better part of the night on Google Maps plotting the route. The next morning I set of to deliver all of them. It was not until mid afternoon that I had to break to the doctors office to confirm that my wife was pregnant with our 2nd child! Lucky for me my long time friend Kevin steped in and continued to deliver and we finished up around […]
Where has the year gone? It seems that they keep getting shorter and shorter! We just launched our new website which we are very excited about! After doing so I realized that we have not updated our blog since last February! Wow! We need to get much better at that! So as we say goodbye to 2013 one of my New Years Resolutions will be to post more regularly. There will be a lot of new and creative happenings this coming year so stay tuned and in the mean time from all of us to all of you, Happy New Years!
speechless and truly humbled! that about sums it up for me. now let me sum it up for you. here is a little background story. i started this event 5 years ago with the idea of giving love back to my community. nothing more, nothing less, no strings attached. during the event, participants attend an open house where they compose original love notes on antique typewriters. each note is left with a recipient’s address and hand-delivered by volunteers on valentine’s day. it started small, the first year i ended filling 90ish bottles that weekend and set out to deliver them myself that valentine’s day. it was so much fun, i could not wait until next year to do it all over again, but even bigger and better. now fast forward 5 years later and oh my, how has it grown. it has grown so much that i am branching out with my […]
taryn and jon from 10/11 news stopped by yesterday to film a segment for the first anniversary of their show! why you ask? did you know that paper is the first year anniversary gift. we thought it fitting to honor them with a hand set print commemorating the success. but it was not that easy, taryn had to pull the print herself! after a few times practicing she was good to go live. you can watch the video right here! it has been fun playing around with all the new type and cuts we picked up a few months back. we are still finding interesting fonts and old advertising cuts. in the coming months we will be hosting print sessions where you can come in on saturday and for a small fee have access to all the type and a few proofing presses. stay tuned for details.
What an amazing success! With all the help from the sponsors and volunteers we were able to hand deliver close to 300 bottles and an additional 60 delivered by the person that typed them. We had channel 8 and 10/11 both cover the event. Drive by South street and see all the names on the window and stop in to read the Book of Love! Here is a video that The Leekers put together of the event. Aburey and Josh donated they time taking mini poliroids to include with the bottles of love. More pictures and stories coming soon.