Papermaking and Forming Techniques

Introduction To Papermaking

Sat 30 Oct 2021


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Introduction To Papermaking


£55* (£46*)


10.30am - 4pm

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Papermaking and Forming Techniques

In this workshop we will spend the day working with found plant material and recycled pulp to make sheets of handmade paper and to mould around natural and manmade items to make vessels. There will be the opportunity to incorporate additional materials such as threads, pressed petals, leaves and seeds to personalise your vessel. All materials are provided.

Papermaking can get messy so wear something suitable or bring along an apron.

Places are limited and pre-booking is required. To learn about the Covid-19 safety measures we have put in place please read the following information about your visit to Exeter Phoenix >>


I am excited to share my passion of paper making. I first attended a paper making course at The Glasgow School of Art during a school holiday and with the benefit of quite sophisticated equipment produced a wad of papers from recycled paper and plants. I then found a self-taught paper maker in Herefordshire, Maureen Richardson and spent a wonderful week camping in a field and cycling back and forth to her house.

I use natural dyes to colour my paper and my favourites are red onion skin and avocado pips and skins. Recently I have been working with pigments mixing ground charcoal and rust from old nails into my pulp. I embed pressed flowers, silk threads, wools and other natural fibres into my paper. I celebrate nature and to make something beautiful with little environmental impact is important to me. As a teacher at heart, I hope to introduce others to explore and share what I have learnt.


Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.


*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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