Books & Paper Summer Session 3
June 20 – July 1, 2021
Papermaking in the Field
This workshop will dive into making paper from garlic leaf, field pea stem, sisal, cattails, hay, and wheat straw. We’ll also venture into the local area and experiment with possibilities such as knotweed, kudzu, or garlic mustard. Topics will include the selection and gathering process, intensive cooking, beating, pigmenting, and sheet forming. After papers dry we’ll explore fold strength, surface dying, paste papers, and suminagashi to fully understand each fiber’s capability as finished paper. This physically active workshop will include harvesting plants by hand and cooking fiber over a wood fire. All levels.
Assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; other teaching: Ox-bow (MI), private sessions at Hook Pottery Paper (IN); exhibitions: Brauer Museum of Art (IN), Krasl Art Center (MI), Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking (GA); collections: Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Fort Wayne Museum of Art (IN).