– Class begins by practicing sheet forming and couching using 12″x 14″ and 16” x 20” European moulds and deckles in a big vat. You will learn how to compensate for the extra weight of water in larger moulds and still create even well made paper.
– You will work with 16”x 24” Nepalese deckle box style of papermaking, which allows for one of a kind paper made by mixing a variety of pulps. .
– We will demonstrate techniques for making experimental sculptural sheets on the vacuum table that are up to 36” x 60”. You can work both individually and collaboratively to create sheets of unusual sculptural paper.
– We will teach a variety of ways of preparing pulp for different effects and demonstrate use of the Hollander beater.
– Students will explore a variety of fibres including flax, hemp, cotton and abaca that will show the variety of quality, texture and colour possibilities.
Pre-requisites: Introduction to Papermaking or equivalent.