Bridget O'Malley is a master papermaker and co-owner of Cave Paper Inc., a handmade paper mill specializing in natural-dyed flax papers. She teaches papermaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and offers book, paper, and print workshops around the country. She studied papermaking with Timothy Barrett at the University of Iowa Center for the book research and production paper facilities. While there she completed a five-year papermaking apprenticeship. She also received her MA and MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa. Her artwork focuses on forms found in nature, and bringing those to life through the interplay of print, paper, and sculpture. She received a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist grant in 1998, and more recently she was awarded the 2012 Minnesota Book Artist Award.