Our Team

Founder Executive Director

Sara Gilfert,

Margaret Gingerich,


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. Margaret is a graduate of Ohio University Fine Arts program in Ceramics. She has been a studio potter who has been making and teaching pottery for the last twenty years. She has a love of - and knack for - all things handmade. She currently lives on an urban farm and has a personal interest in plants and papermaking.