Sunday, October 21, 2012

A new papermaker emerges!

Great afternoon of intense artmaking, with young papermaker and his father learning the processes of the ancient art of paper.  His father obligingly took pix of the proceedings just to give you a flavor of what a good time we had.  After we'd made the pulp, then gone through the papermaking process all the way from blending the torn sheets of cotton linters,  to slapping off papers onto the patio door (they took home a dishpan of paper in felts to do this for themselves at home), the visitors took a tour of the house to spot artworks made in paper, and to see the current state of affairs in the studio.  Ken, the young artist, is a serious student who listens and does, very adept, and really fun to work with.

They left all set to do more of this at home, now they know how to make their own molds and deckles -- embroidery hoops, picture frames, screening material -- their own vat -- dishpan --and felts -- dressmaker's interlining.  And how to take the pulp from sheet all the way to pulp ready to use.  Great fun, and I got a few sheets of paper of my own, to use up the rest of the bucket of pulp.










7 comments:

Isabelle said...

it is so sweet to teach what we like to children. I love working with them to

dogonart said...

charming. Such an attentive pupil.

Minimiss said...

I can well a imagine a wee boy loving that process - a bit like clean mud pies where you have something to show for it at the end. Well done Ken, and Boud of course.

libbyquilter said...

yes, he must have had a wonderful time and the paper that he makes will give him even more to think about . . .

:-D
libbyQ

Mary Walker Designs said...

I remember doing this in school. The art linkup is posted for this week, every Wednesday. I hope you'll stop by and share again with us.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Looks like great fun had by all and I know your student(s) will remember their day for a long time.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see the pictures. It was fun to make paper with you.

THANK YOU!

Ken