The number of attendees was defiantly higher than in previous years..
Sold so many books. Plus my new 'Brutal Brutalist Barbican' was purchased for the Tate Britian artists' book collection. And my new magazine 'Pressed' with an article written by my fellow papermaker, Lucy Baxandall, was well received!
I am teaching another Sunday 'Japanese style' paper making workshop for artists, printmakers and creatives.
Sundays, 10 – 3:30 p.m. 17th and 24th July 2016 30 mins lunch break Course fee: £130 per student for early registration by 7th July £140 after 7th July
The maximum number of participants for this two week event will again be 3 and, of course, tea and cakes will be provided!
Making handmade paper using nettle stems.......a very tough fibre that needs to be added to abaca with some gampi to create a usable sheet. Without these added fibres the results would be too brittle and harsh to be used as paper.
The cooking and processed nettle stems....
Let's see if we can get this five week workshop up and running.......
Morley College has a great studio for paper making.
Lucy Baxandall and Mandy Brannan will be teaching a ‘one of a kind’, 5 week hand papermaking experience that will cover so many aspects of this exciting process that between us we will enable you to learn techniques that will give you many ideas for your arts and crafts practice. Whether you are an absolute beginner or if you have had some experience, this course will introduce you to different methods of papermaking – Western (Lucy) and Eastern (Mandy).
Here are some images of my students' work from last years' students.......
This five-day workshop will introduce both historical and contemporary hand papermaking leading to the understanding of the technical and creative possibilities facilitated by making paper for the book arts’ multifaceted nature.
My Sunday workshops are really producing some interesting work. My latest one
had two students experimented with the different fibres with the idea of using
the resulting papers in their own arts practice.
Lucy Cooper, who is currently studying at Camberwell for her MA Visual Arts: Printmaking, sent me this photo. 'Following a theme of memory layering/distorting/blurring - she used the the papers with the chine colle method of printing.'
New for this year .... what to give a couple for their wedding .... A bespoke gift
Using a selection of the wedding bouquet flowers and greenery I will create a collection of papers using the traditional Japanese style of paper making that can be given as keepsakes in thank-you cards, to use as a back sheet to frame the wedding photographs in frames or to use in the creation of the couples wedding photo album.
In the process to enable the flowers and plant materials to become archival they will loose their colouration. So with the help of photographic documentation (the wedding photos) the paper fibres used to create the collection will be coloured with light safe pigments. The colours of the wedding attire/decor can also be included.
The hand sewn album will include.....
Five 18 x18 cm and twenty 6.5 x 6.5 cm sheets (great for Thank You cards)
All made individually and they all have deckle edges.
All I will require will be a selection of the flowers/greenery from the couple
that have been allowed to dry.
Cost : £120