Review: Making small vessels workshop

Although we unfortunately couldn’t meet for the second part of this workshop we all came away from the first day with enough skills to enable us to continue making paper pulp vessels at home.

Here’s a quick look at the day.

Firstly, Lou had a lot of samples for us to examine; different sizes, shapes, thicknesses and colours.  Always great when you have an idea what you’re aiming for!

Then she showed us the basic idea of how to form our vessel shapes.

(Don’t you just love the cat apron Lou is wearing?)

And we were up and running on our own designs (with her help, of course).

Everyone had been asked to bring along a few molds they thought might be suitable and not all were your standard bowls or cups ….

We kept on working.

And at the end of the day they were left on racks to dry.

Two weeks later and they were dry, and what fantastic results!

Many of the pieces were taken home before photos were taken, so anyone who has their completed vessels please send us some pics to share with the rest of the group.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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5 Responses to Review: Making small vessels workshop

  1. Dear Team,

    Thank you for for your inspiring emails. It’s keeping us crafting what ever our passion.

    Philippa

    On Thu, 26 Mar 2020 at 8:42 am, Primrose Paper Arts Inc. wrote:

    > Claire B posted: “Although we unfortunately couldn’t meet for the second > part of this workshop we all came away from the first day with enough > skills to enable us to continue making paper pulp vessels at home. Here’s a > quick look at the day. Firstly, Lou had a lot of” >

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  2. dbeestontpgcomau says:

    This was a great workshop and can’t wait for the follow up day to complete our projects and see what artists have done while they’re at home.

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    • Claire B says:

      I was sorting through some paperwork I had in files and as I was about to throw a lot out I realised that I could ‘liberate’ the sheets of old black paper and reuse them. So I shredded and pulped them ready for our second class. When I found out it wasn’t going ahead I tipped my pulp (minus most of the water) into a snaplock bag and put it in the freezer. That’s one way to keep it from going off before we get back together again.
      I might do this with some other papers and build a range of colours so I can continue making vessels.

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