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

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

Monday, August 4, 2014

Super Thin Handmade Paper workshop

Super Thin Handmade Paper Workshop

August 8th, Friday, 10 am - 4 PM

Cost: $75.

You will make translucent sheets of paper by hand from a variety of fibers including flax, kozo (mulberry), abaca, blue jeans and indigenous plants. Great for lamps, collages, chine colle on prints, drawings, etc.
E-mail me at to save a spot in the workshop.

Friday, July 11, 2014