Embedding and Encasements was a one-day intensive at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, OH in Summer of 2017. Students learned the basics of pulling paper and how to embed materials within the sheets. Discussion focused on proper sheet formation, various paper fibers, additives and adhesives, fiber removal, and appropriate materials to encase.
Papermaking at Dieu Donné
Assisted with multiple classes at Dieu Donné from 2012-2016. Instructors included: Amy Jacobs, Lisa Switalski, and Akemi Martin for the following workshops.
Introduction to Contemporary Papermaking where students learn the basics of papermaking including sheet formation, the properties of various fibers, and pulp-painting techniques.
Casting with Molds and Laminate Casting where students learn to make three-dimensional paper pieces using plaster molds, rubber molds, wire frames, and objects to cast around.
Pulp Painting, Stenciling, and Pigmenting where students learn more in-depth techniques for pulp-painting, line-bleed, creating proper stencils, using found items as stencils, and pigmenting of cotton and abaca fibers.
Watermarking where students learn the basics of creating watermarked sheets of paper including multiple contemporary techniques for creating watermark matrices.
Embedding and Blowout where students learn the basics of embedding between sheets of paper as well as blow-out techniques using found objects and handmade stencils.