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.