Friday, April 20, 2018

Summer - Fall 2018 Workshops

Here is the list of workshops coming up this summer - fall at Pondside Pulp and Paper studio in Norwich, NY.  E-mail June at for details.  Here is the link to the flyer.

Shibori Dyeing with Tony Carlone
June 29 - June 30, 2018 (Fri. - Sat.)
10 am - 4 PM Cost: $150.

Introduction to Papermaking by appointment with June Tyler
Cost: $75./day or $40./.5 day; special pricing for small groups

BIG Paper! with June
July 13 - 14, 2018 (Fri. - Sat.)
10 am - 4 PM Cost: $150.

Super Thin Handmade Papers with June
July 28, 2018 (Sat.) 
10 am - 4 PM Cost: $75.

Eco-Printing with Tony
August 3 - 4, 2018 (Fri. - Sat.)
10 am - 4 PM Cost: $150.

Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps with June
September 14 - 16, 2018 (Fri. - Sun.)
10 am - 4 PM with June  Cost: $225.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pondside Pulp & Paper was featured in Helen Hiebert's weekly blog today.

Here is the link for Helen Hiebert's blog the Sunday paper where she featured the studio and my recent handmade paper sculpture. Please check it out.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Pondside Pulp & Paper workshop flyers are ready for you to download. Click on the link below.

Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 Summer & Fall Workshops at Pondside Pulp and Paper

Introduction to Papermaking

July 7, 2017 (Fri.)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In this introductory workshop participants will learn the basics of pulp preparation and sheet forming utilizing simple tools which can be found or constructed in the home studio. Students will sample western methods of sheet-forming and make paper with one or more plant fibers. Techniques covered will include laminating, embedding, embossing and others. We will create sheets which may be used for a variety of projects.
Cost $75.00

Big Paper!

July 28-29, 2017 Fri. - Sat.)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will use a pulp sprayer to make large handmade paper sheets. Great for wall hangings, window shades and other large-scale work!
Cost $150.00

Super Thin Handmade Papers!

Sept. 16, 2017 (Sat.)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
You will make translucent sheets of paper, by hand, from a wide variety of fibers, including those from indigenous plants, eastern plant fibers, and over beaten fibers. Western and eastern sheet-forming techniques will be utilized. 
This workshop is perfect for those of you who have made paper before and want to perfect your technique. This paper will be great for lamps, collages, chine collé on prints, drawings, etc.
Cost $75.00

Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps

July 28 - 30, 2016 (Fri. - Sun.)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Create translucent sculptural pieces with handmade paper! The process involves producing an armature with willow and cloth. Then layers of pulp made from eastern plant fibers (i.e. kozo or gampi) and indigenous plant fibers are applied to the cloth. When the pulp is dry, the cloth is removed, leaving a strong, translucent paper wedded to the willow support. 
Optional electrical units and lamp shade supplies will be available for purchase to use with your handmade paper sculpture.
Cost $225.00

Special Projects In Handmade Paper

By Appointment - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.This is a special opportunity for students enrolled in any of the workshops to return to finish work or to use the Hollander beater to prepare pulp for yourself or your students. Cost is $75.00 per day.

2017 New Summer Workshops at Pondside Pulp and Paper

New Workshops taught by Tony Carlone at Pondside Pulp and Paper

Shibori Dyeing - June 24 - 25, 2017 (Sat. - Sun.)

Shibori is the Japanese art of creating beautiful designs and well de ned patterns by creasing, folding, stitching, twisting, tying and clamping paper and fabric during the dyeing process. The techniques are easy to learn and require no experience. Your personal choice of color and design will ensure highly individual results. Many shibori techniques derive from those used in indigo dyeing. In this workshop, some traditional methods have been adapted to use with a variety of natural dyes. All dyeing materials will be supplied in class, including a selection of natural fabrics and papers. Additional fabrics and papers will be available for purchase in class. Students may also bring an article of clothing they wish to upcycle with shibori dyeing! 
Cost: $100 (Note: There will be a charge for additional supplies also.)

Papermaking with Indigenous Fibers - August 5 - 6, 2017  (Sat. - Sun.) 

In this two-day workshop, participants will explore the qualities of indigenous plant bers, learning basic and unique techniques to transform plants into handmade paper while gaining a better understanding of the processes involved in creating a variety
of strong, beautiful plant papers. We will begin with an introduction and identi cation
of collected plants such as cattail, iris, pampas grass and sumac, learn about their preparation before becoming paper pulp. Using these bers in addition to naturally
dyed cotton and abaca, we will make a variety of handmade papers. Participants will form their own sheets and explore the possibilities of embedding materials such as dried owers and plants, thread, and seeds. Beginners and the experienced are both encouraged to participate. It will be an experimentation with texture, color, and of course smell. Engage your senses! 
Cost $150

Tony's Bio:

Tony Carlone is interested in creating local-plant based art by using the natural envi- ronment as a source of inspiration, raw material, and the beginnings of a social conver- sation. The works he makes uses forms that echo themselves in the natural world and attempts to explore the symbiotic relationship between humans and their environment. Visit his website at for more information.