Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teach and be taught

Long day today in two different locations: the library, where the letterpress studio is set up, and our studio, where we did suminagashi (above) and paste papers AND papermaking.
This is the fun part, where my students (who have been making paper for a week and a half) teach the printing students how to make paper! It's always so nice to sit back and let them run with all that they have learned in such a short amount of time. I literally found a bench in the locker room and laid down for a bit.
Paste papers drying. There were some collaborations, even, and everyone made nicer sheets than my demo.
This was the very busy table.
They marbled in the morning and I felt badly that I had so much unloading work and prep work that I wasn't able to help Ed with this piece of the class. He handled a big group admirably. Tomorrow is the final papermaking day (next week is all books!) and there is a mix of students who begged to stay late and come early tomorrow. The van arrives in the afternoon and the magical studio goes away. It's hard to do this and hopefully someday soon, this space will become a dedicated studio with equipment.


  1. what-you moved a studio in and out in a week or two? yikes! the pictures are terrific, such concentration.

  2. Anonymous12:49 PM

    lucky students, they must go off with minds whirling


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