“The Pace of Nature” mixed media plaque by paper artisan Kris Zorko

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Using techniques with paper and mixed media I create paper-tiled quote plaques. These creations allow me to combine my love of beautiful handmade papers and my fascination with words, specifically quotes. A good quote is like a sparkling gem to me — a profound thought or feeling crystallized within a few well-chosen words. I work to capture the essence of the quote in the design and images of the tiles. I choose quotes that have meaning for me, and I hope they speak to you as well. The work is a labor of love.” KZ



My artistic  passion is making beautiful monotype prints on the gelli plate. Currently I am now focusing mixed media collage, using my own marbled papers, and am excited about the possibilities of using quotations to create a message of hope. My quote plaques can be custom made to order through sponsoring galleries with a specific color scheme and/or design motif. — Kris Zorko



For 2021, Kris Zorko created new handmade paper tile notebooks accented with silk ribbons and handmade glass.

Hold That Thought!© notebooks $35.



And, too, Kris Zorko  created a delightful series of refillable note totes with handmade paper tiles and sueded paper.

Hold That Thought!© notepads

One-of-a-kind works of art at $25.


Hold That Thought!©  4″ x 6″ greeting cards

Gelli plate with new nature prints of leaves and feathers, some yummy backgrounds.

Kris Zorko hand made art cards $10


“Oh my goodness! I  love mine!  I am framing and putting it on the wall!” CP
Covid Lockdown = Lots of free time! I found myself playing with the gelli plate. I also pulled  gorgeous metallic prints on crinkled black tissue. If you wonder what I do with this kind of paper, I have included a photo of a pair of earrings.  KZ

And, now click to view a slide show of the woven art cards handmade by Kris Zorko.


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“Making hand woven paper cards is an exercise in problem solving.  Lately, I have finished the edges with micro powder gold leaf medium.  Each card is an invented process to not waste the painted papers.” KZ




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We thank fellow Fairweather artist Lieta Gratteri for the recent referral of paper artisan Kris Zorkio.




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