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 www.tonycarlone.com for more information.





Saturday, July 9, 2016

Introduction to Papermaking workshop

Here are some pictures from my Introduction to Papermaking workshop. We had a great day - good weather, good results and lots of fun!
Peggi is making a sheet of 1/2
and 1/2 sheet of paper:
blue jean pulp and white abaca.

Peggi is couching the paper onto a wet felt.

Kevin is making a sheet of Kozo with a
Western style mould and deckle

Kevin is making a sheet of Kozo.
Kevin is couching it onto a sheet
of paper that has strings on it
to create a portfolio



Peggi is adding ginko leaves to
her freshly couched paper.

Coleen is transferring her paper
to a board to dry.

Coleen transfers another paper
to the board while her mother
watches.

Peggi removes the felt to reveal the paper.


Kevin applies blue jean pulp to
his sheet of paper forming in
the floating mould & deckle.

Kevin removes the felt to reveal
the sheet of paper he transferred
to a board.

Kevin places a freshly pressed
paper onto a board to dry.

Kevin and Coleen



Peggi and Coleen transferring their
freshly made paper to a board to dry.
Kevin with a sheet of freshly
made paper that has white
abaca on the bottom layer and
burgundy dyed abaca with
open spaces on t
Coleen continues to transfer paper
from the felt to the board.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Making new paper for an old lamp


Left: vat of handmade paper pulp: artemisia leaves and abaca
Right: freshly pulled sheet of paper on mould with deckle removed



Left: sheet of freshly made handmade paper with Thread-leaf Japanese Maple embedded in the sheet attached to a board while drying.

Above right: Pressing the paper sheets in my home-made press.





Left: Old lamp with torn paper

Right: Old lamp cleaned up with fresh paper - looks like new!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Friday, August 7, 2015

Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps Workshop


Colleen pulling a sheet of Kozo

Colleen displaying her complete handmade paper sculpture

Colleen removing the support fabric from her paper lamp sculpture

Colleen adding Kozo pulp with a turkey baster to her sculpture

Tony's gampi paper on the felt before he attaches it to his lamp shade

Tony's lamp shade in progress


Tony's completed sculptural lamp with gampi paper on a willow armature

Tony snipping cloth from his handmade paper sculpture.

Tony removing cloth from his sculpture

Tony applying pulp to his handmade paper sculpture

Tony's sculpture drying in the sun.

Katherine's new willow sculpture - early stages

Katherine adding inclusions to her sculptural lamp

Katherine removing the support cloth from her sculpture

Katherine's sculptural paper lamp completed

Katherine making sheets of super-thin gampi paper with inclusions.

Saturday, July 11, 2015