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Books & Paper P Summer Session 3

Books & Paper Summer Session 3
June 19–July 1
Mary Hark
Immersed in Pulp: A Hand-Papermaking Intensive

Soft and airy or tough and bark-like, paper can be an absorbent material that carries fluidity with ease or possesses a dense, impenetrable surface. It can be smooth as glass or a lush field of texture. Whether it is skin or substrate, this wonderful material has endless possibilities. A thorough investigation of traditional papermaking processes will be the starting point for a lively exploration of surface, form, and content. We’ll cover a variety of fibers and approaches to surface and color. Each person will be encouraged to find ways of using this material to address their individual aesthetic concerns. All levels. Papermaking studio.

Professor of design studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, proprietor of HARK! Handmade Paper Studio;  2021-2022 McKnight Fellow in Book Arts; collections: Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Brooklyn Museum (NYC), Smithsonian Museum of African Art (DC), Ginsberg Book Arts Collection (South Africa). Working with a project in Ghana to the first hand papermill in West Africa producing high-quality paper using local botanicals and textile waste.

maryhark.com | @harkhandmadepaper
ghanapaperproject.com | @theghanapaperproject

Mary Hark, Flax and Linen Papers, flax fiber, linen cloth, pigments, dyes, gelatin size, 18 x 24 inch sheets
Mary Hark, Flax and Linen Papers, flax fiber, linen cloth, pigments, dyes, gelatin size, 18 x 24 inch sheets