Summer/Fall Workshops at Pondside Pulp & Paper

Shibori Dyeing (Instructor: Tony Carlone)
June 29th - 30th (Friday and Saturday)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Shibori is the Japanese art of creating beautiful designs and well defined patterns by creasing, folding, stitching, twisting, tying and clamping paper and fabric during the dyeing process. The techniques are easy to learn and require no experience. Your personal choice of color and design will ensure highly individual results. Many shibori techniques derive from those used in indigo dyeing. In this workshop, some traditional methods have been adapted to use with a variety of natural dyes. All dyeing materials will be supplied in class, including a selection of natural fabrics and papers. Additional fabrics and papers will be available for purchase in class. Students may also bring an article of clothing they wish to upcycle with shibori dyeing! Cost: $150.00

Eco-Printing (Instructor: Tony Carlone)
August 3 - 4th (Friday and Saturday)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eco-printing is a form of close-contact printing using botanical matter and metals to add color and design to paper and various textiles. These materials when combined using unique techniques produce natural colors, prints and an indescribable ‘curious alchemy!’ There is no right way to go about it and everyone will have their own technique that works for them. It is a process of experimentation and you will find it is also very addictive!This is an introduction and meant to show you the basics, so you can experiment further at home. Each student will receive a silk scarf, 1/4 yard each of cotton and linen fabrics, and 4 sheets of book-weight paper. Cost: $150.00

Introduction to Papermaking

By appointment with June Tyler
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In this introductory workshop participants will learn the basics of pulp preparation and sheet forming utilizing simple tools which can be found or constructed in the home studio. Students will sample western methods of sheet-forming and make paper with one or more plant fibers. Techniques covered will include laminating, embedding, embossing and others. We will create sheets which may be used for a variety of projects. Cost $75.00/one day; $40./.5 day

Big Paper!
July 13th - 14th, 2018, (Friday - Saturday)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will use a pulp sprayer to make large handmade paper sheets. Great for wall hangings, window shades and other large-scale work! Cost $150.00

Super Thin Handmade Papers!
July 28, 2018 (Saturday)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

You will make translucent sheets of paper, by hand, from a wide variety of fibers, including those from indigenous plants, eastern plant fibers, and over beaten fibers. Western and eastern sheet-forming techniques will be utilized. This workshop is perfect for those of you who have made paper before and want to perfect your technique. This paper will be great for lamps, collages, chine collé on prints, drawings, etc. Cost $75.00

Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps

September 14 - 16, 2018 (Friday - Sunday)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Create translucent sculptural pieces with handmade paper! The process involves producing an armature with willow and cloth.
Then layers of pulp made from eastern plant fibers (i.e. kozo or gampi) and indigenous plant fibers are applied to the cloth. When the pulp is dry, the cloth is removed, leaving a strong, translucent paper wedded to the willow support. Optional electrical units and lamp shade supplies will be available for purchase to use with your handmade paper sculpture.  Cost $225.00

Special Projects In Handmade Paper
By Appointment - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This is a special opportunity for students enrolled in any of the workshops to return to finish work or to use the Hollander beater to prepare pulp for yourself or your students. Cost $75.00 per day

Click here to download a workshop flyer and registration.