In this workshop participants will learn about hand papermaking techniques, equipment and plant fibers used in different countries around the world (Taiwan, Japan, Nepal, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Bali Indonesia, Brazil, Tanzania and Turkey). The instructor will share her experiences as an artist in residence in these countries where she made handmade paper from local plants to create her handmade paper artworks. Participants will use such fibers as lotka from Nepal, kozo from Japan, abaca from the Philippines, palm leaves from Bali and Taiwan and banana leaves from Tanzania. The instructor will share images, sample books, fibers and equipment used around the world. Participants will learn to use Asian, Japanese, Nepalese and Western techniques for sheet forming as well as creative techniques on authentic and improvised equipment to achieve expressive and creative handmade paper art pieces.
No prior papermaking skills required. This workshop is also suitable for experienced papermakers who want to explore new techniques and different fibers from around the world.
Jane Ingram Allen has been creating handmade paper for her art since 1982 and has done public art projects and exhibitions all over the world. She has received awards for artist in residencies in Japan, Nepal, Taiwan (Fulbright Scholar Award in 2003-04 and 2004-05), Turkey (Fulbright Specialist 2015), Bali (Indonesia), Thailand, Brazil, Philippines, England, Tanzania and the USA. She has taught papermaking workshops at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Peters Valley School of Craft, Women's Studio Workshop, Morgan Conservatory and other places in the USA and abroad. She has also been a college art instructor and enjoys involving people in her art projects and papermaking with local materials and sustainable methods.
• Notebook and pen or pencil
• Instructor will provide all papermaking materials and equipment needed for this workshop including pulp, molds and deckles, plant fibers, vats, buckets and other papermaking supplies.