Delve into the world of handmade paper with this popular introductory course. You’ll learn the basic techniques of Western-style hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. An overview of decorative techniques, such as the use of pigments, inclusions, layering, and shaped deckles, as well as pulp additives such as sizing, retention agents, and formation aid are also included. This class is designed as an introduction for new students and a refresher for those papermakers who may be out of practice.
Level: Beginner – no experience necessary
Registration closes June 23, 2023. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.