Summer/Fall Workshops at Pondside Pulp & Paper

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 day or $40/half-day

Shibori Dyeing with Tony Carlone
Fri. June 28th - Sat. June 29th
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. 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! The techniques are easy to learn and require no experience. 
Cost $150

Big Paper!
Fri. July 12th - Sat. July 13th
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

Translucent Paper
Sat. July 27th
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 fibers, eastern plant fibers, and over beaten fibers. Western and eastern sheet-forming techniqueswill be utilized. This workshop is perfect for those who have made paper before and want to perfect your technique. This paper will be great for lamps, collages, chine-colle on prints, drawings, etc.
Cost $75

Deckle Box Papermaking with Tony Carlone
Fri. August 2nd - Sat. August 3rd
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Discover how to produce handmade paper with low-tech methods yielding high-end results. Experimenting with natural and pigmented fibers (kozo, cotton, abaca), we will create a variety of large and small-scale (from 3.5” x 5.5” up to 4’ x 6’) sheets using western molds and deckle boxes. The papers formed will be pulled, poured, pressed, and stretched. You will be introduced to the world of surface design through color layering, embedding, and texture with room for additional experimentation. This class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.
Cost $150

Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps
Fri. August 23rd - Sun. August 25th
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 (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.
Cost $225

Eco-Printing and Natural Dyes with Tony Carlone
Sat. September 14th - Sun. September 15th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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, a selection of cotton and silk fabrics, and 4 sheets of book-weight paper.
Cost: $150

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