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Public Masterclass: Papermaking with Mandy Brannan
Wed 3 May 2017, 10:00 – 12:30 BST
Booking opens 3rd April at 8pm
Join book artist and papermaker Mandy Brannan to discover the creative possibilities of combining two papermaking techniques; traditional style Japanese washi/papermaking and recycled papermaking.
The masterclass will begin with hand-beating kozo fibres, which add both strength and delicacy to the work. The following stage will be the making of recycled pulps with found papers. Create experimental paper sheets by combining both kozo fibres and recycled pulp.
“(I love) the endless possibilities of using natural fibres that can be hand beaten, chopped, pigmented, manipulated and pushed 95% of the time – 5% of the time they do their own thing – that’s the nature of natural fibres!
The pleasure resulting from making paper by hand can evoke a satisfactory sense of personal accomplishment, one that can satisfy a creative need that comes from working with a medium that can entrance and continue to be open to new experimentation – even after 25 years of making.
Today I continue to experiment by adding non-natural inclusions, by constantly learning new ways to use the natural fibres, and by constantly learning from my students to whom I pass on my knowledge; it seems this medium will continually keep me engaged."
This is event is part of London Craft Week.