Our Team

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Sara Gilfert, Founder


Barbara "Scout" Ery, Executive Director

Sara founded paper Circle in 2003, and she is the heart and soul of our organization. She knows just about everything there is to know about papermaking, is an accomplished paper artist, and currently serves on our Board of Directors. Our studio is filled with Sara’s equipment, which she donated along with many years of her life, in order to make Paper Circle what it is today.     Scout is a visual artist and educator. She received a BFA in Photography from Ohio University, and later received a Masters of Art Education from the University of Central Florida. Her artwork is currently being showed at the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. She resides in Athens, OH and has embraced the beauty of living, creating and thriving in Appalachia.