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EXTREME Papermaking

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All Levels Welcome
August 5, 2023
August 6, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

EXTREME Papermaking is a workshop to explore EXTREME and Experimental Hand Papermaking using a variety of pulps such as kozo (paper mulberry bark), cotton blue jeans, sisal, flax and abaca as well as at least one plant fiber gathered locally.

We will do things such as make REALLY big paper using pouring methods, make very thin but durable paper using Japanese techniques, make thick sculptural cast paper, burn handmade paper using a flame retardant, make holes, tear and shred paper, make paper that moves and produces sounds and blend some strange and exotic pulps for special effects. Come prepared for some EXTREME experimental papermaking to produce unique handmade paper for artwork of all kinds.

This workshop is suited for beginning and experienced papermakers and promises to challenge you to stretch and expand your ideas about papermaking.

About the Instructor(s)

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.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Scissors that will cut cloth or fibers

• Pen or pencil and notebook

• Sheet of cardboard, wood, plastic to put any wet handmade paper on to take home (about 18" x 24") or what will fit in your car or suitcase

• Small collection of things to add to your handmade paper (thread, cloth, photos, petals, leaves, etc.) and we will also find some at Sitka

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Pulps (kozo, abaca, hemp, flax, blue jean, one local pulp)

• Molds and deckles and other papermaking equipment

• Formation aid

• Handouts

• Samples and reference books

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