When we use paper in three dimensions, it is usually in a utilitarian form like a cardboard box, perhaps a lampshade, but it can also be used to create beautiful sculptural vessels: bowls, vases, lanterns and more. This short course gives a basic grounding in 2D sheet forming and then encourages experimentation and self-expression with 3D forms. Beginners and experienced papermakers are both welcome. Anyone interested in sculpture would also enjoy this course.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
In the first session we will learn about equipment, pulp preparation with strong fibres (cotton, abaca, kozo) and become confident in forming rectangular sheets of paper. We will plan and create a mould and a frame ready to make a bowl and a framed vessel or lantern form. On the second day we will create our vessels using casting techniques and for the framed form, pouring and wrapping techniques. We will also add decorative elements to the pieces. We will use accelerated drying methods so that the vessels are dry and strong enough to take home.
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2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)
Next available date
15th May 2021