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Using Recycled Materials

Introduction To Papermaking

Mon 18 Oct 2021


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Introduction To Papermaking


£30* (£25*)


10.30am - 1pm

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Using Recycled Materials

In this workshop we will focus on working with recycled pulp to make sheets of handmade paper. There will be the opportunity to personalise your sheets of paper through the addition of threads, pressed petals, leaves and seeds. 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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