Papermaking from Around the World #1
Jane Ingram Allen, Instructor
Dates: Monday, July 10th – Tuesday, July 11th, 2023 (9am-4pm)
In this workshop participants will learn about papermaking traditions, equipment and plants used in ten different countries (Taiwan, Japan, Nepal, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Bali Indonesia, Brazil, Tanzania and England). The instructor will share her experiences as an artist in residence in these countries where she made handmade paper from local plants to create her handmade paper art installations. Participants will use such fibers as lotka from Nepal, kozo from Japan, abaca from the Philippines and black palm from Bali as well as water bamboo from Taiwan, nettle from England and banana from Tanzania. The instructor will provide samples of Dongba paper from Yunnan Province of China and show sample books and other fibers used around the world. Students will learn to use Asian/Japanese, Nepalese and modified Western techniques for sheet forming and free-form techniques on authentic and improvised equipment to achieve expressive and creative handmade paper art pieces.