Papermaking

I’ve travelled the world making paper, holding workshops and interning in paper studios.

 
Banana papermking workshop with students from Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan 2017

Banana papermking workshop with students from Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan 2017

Adventures in Papermaking, Mexico, 2011

Adventures in Papermaking, Mexico, 2011

In April 2013 I was fortunate to be given an internship at  Cave Paper  where I participated in making different varieties of paper, including this seed paper.

In April 2013 I was fortunate to be given an internship at Cave Paper where I participated in making different varieties of paper, including this seed paper.

The 'Big Ass' paper making workshop at  Paper Book Intensive  2013 in Michigan, USA was my first introduction to making large sheets of kozo paper .

The 'Big Ass' paper making workshop at Paper Book Intensive 2013 in Michigan, USA was my first introduction to making large sheets of kozo paper .

Beating recycled cotton clothing in my home studio Hollander

Beating recycled cotton clothing in my home studio Hollander

My main paper making is with banana fibre. The plant trunk is chopped then cooked for many hours, then rinsed until the water runs clear then beaten. Its a long but rewarding process.

My main paper making is with banana fibre. The plant trunk is chopped then cooked for many hours, then rinsed until the water runs clear then beaten. Its a long but rewarding process.

Unlike ‘western’ paper making which uses a mould & deckle and the wet paper is compressed before drying, the ‘eastern’ style of paper making is a one step process of drying paper on the actual mould.

Unlike ‘western’ paper making which uses a mould & deckle and the wet paper is compressed before drying, the ‘eastern’ style of paper making is a one step process of drying paper on the actual mould.