BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 2
JUNE 4–16, 2023
Handmade Paper: Strata, Impressions, Geometries
The workshop will explore the physical and conceptual characteristics of handmade paper. We will cook, macerate (by hand and machine), and form paper from natural fibers such as abaca, flax and mulberry. Techniques will include Eastern-style sheet forming using a flexible sugeta mould, pulp dipping, inclusions, and paper layering to generate imagery. Using a “bones to skin” approach, we’ll incorporate armatures, casings, and translucency. A combination of demonstrations and lots of experimental play time will result in sculptural paper forms, hybrid objects, iterative configurations of image/material designs, and paper as a supportive material substrate. All levels. Papermaking studio.
Studio artist; teaching: State University of New York (Purchase), University of Notre Dame (IN), Caldwell University (NJ); West Bay View Fellowship at Dieu Donné (NYC), Salzberg Book Arts Residency at Jaffe Center for Book Arts (FL), Studio Award at Women’s Studio Workshop (NY); exhibitions: Newark Museum (NJ), Seager/Gray Gallery (CA), South Bend Museum (IN).