Mandy Brannan


Saturday, August 28, 2010

up - date

2 day workshop teaching Japanese Style paper making and bookbinding.

Short course at 'Papermaking for Artists and Designers'

Got a new website (which is still in the process of being built)

Found and put a deposit on a studio space - now I can really get busy making paper!! Its about a 20 min walk from where I live, near Brockwell Park!

In a group exhibition with MA's from Camberwell

Lastly - maybe - teaching at - in negotiations

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Yesterday I rescued some fern fronds...... let's see what they look like when they are processed - hope the results are better than the pine needle paper.....

Monday, August 16, 2010


The pine needles made rather softish paper when added to the abaca - no way could I make a sheet with just pine needles - thought I'd add some gampi that I had in the fridge - a pinky flesh colour - looks really nice in the vat but dried to rather unexciting beige.
Overall - a bit of a disappointment!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pine needles...hmmmm

Christmas tree pine needles - after Christmas they seemed to love flinging themselves off their branches! - Now I'm trying to prepare the ones I saved and they refuse to let go easily!
But... Quite like the branches when they are removed - leaving small circular shapes.

Previous classes I've taught..

While I was looking for some images for a class proposal I came across these - really enjoyed teaching these 'assemblage with found objects and text' classes at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts- they were different from the usual papermaking or book making classes.