Today’s blog post is short and (hopefully) sweet. I drove to Santa Fe last Thursday, where I did one-day workshop for the Santa Fe Community College papermaking class and gave a lecture and a two-day workshop for the Santa Fe Book Arts Group. I’m home already – it was a whirlwind!
I enjoyed two morning runs by the traditional adobe architecture in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
The community college had a nice papermaking facility, and we packed it with students!
Twelve of them filled the space, each with their own vat and couching station. The workshop involved abaca (aka the incredible translucent shrinking material).
Amongst the supplies that students could bring to the workshop were materials for inclusion. Suzanne won the prize for the most unique collection.
There was some alternative shifu making…
which resulted in this three dimensional form.
Pressing took place in the courtyard.
next to these interesting winter gardens.
The abaca was translucent and shrinking took placeAt the end there was clean-up.
and show and tell (most people made paper the second day, but Maia turned hers into a lamp and some lanterns).
All in all, it was a great weekend in good company! Many thanks to my hostesses, Marci Easterbrook and Marilyn Chambers, and to Santa Fe… I look forward to seeing you again.
What is one of your favorite papermaking workshop memories?