Monday, January 28, 2013

Slide Show of our January Workshop

As psrt of our ongoing educational programs in papermaking, our January workshop with Sheryl Jaffe focused on Inclusions. We used a variety of pulps to make gorgeous translucent papers to which we added many different kinds of inclusions for laminating. embossing and collaging. We also began to conceptualize our Spring installation and show. Stay tuned for updates on February and March programming.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Our Visit to Dieu Donne

On Tuesday evening, Naomi and I attended a great workshop on pulp painting at Dieu Donne Paper mill in NYC where we finally got an in depth intro to mixing pigments with pulp. Our work from the workshop is still there drying but we can upload the results when we receive the paper we made back.. We hed traveled via megabus just for the three hour advanced workshop!

Well, guess we'll be beating more linen for ten hours to have some colored pulps on hand for our January workshop.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Next Workshop January 26 & 27 with Brenda Lilly & Sheryl Jaffe

18 Schoolhouse Road
Conway, MA
413-522-1125 for further information or to register

Please join us for our January Workshop (Jan 26 & 27) which continues the exploration of the creative process of papermaking including the many uses of hand made paper by our master teachers,  Brenda Lilly and Sheryl Jaffe.

By arrangement with the instructors, this workshop has a special  donations payment plan according to each person's financial situation. The purpose is to continue to instruct interested individuals in the paper making process so they feel comfortable to work in the studio on their own.  People coming from out of town can request from the geko if they can stay in the Tsegyalgar East dorm for a fee. Write David Hayes at 

If you want to learn how to make paper, here's an opportunity


Saturday, January26
Drop-in Origami Class with Brenda Lilly
9:00 A-Noon Come by and learn how to make a Lotus Flower Box, Traditional Crane, Brochure Box, or a variety of bird folds. She will have paper and directions for these projects and more. Come by and expand your imagination and go home with beautiful objects made from paper! CHILDREN WELCOME

 Saturday, January 26, 2013

1:00 PM-4:00 PM (and morning session beginning at 10:00 AM)
Inclusions Papermaking with Sheryl Jaffee
Participants can choose to learn about making pulp or attend Brenda's session on origami in an open studio environment where she will guide each person in a project of their choice.

INCLUSIONS with Sheryl Jaffe
Bring threads, old linens, prayer flags or ??  We can make kozo and cotton with inclusions and seaweed calligraphy.  We can talk about how paper is about communication and community.  Maybe any interested folks could stop in at any time. 10-4 Sat & 10-3 Sunday.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
INCLUSIONS continued
10:00 AM-3:00 PM with Sheryl Jaffee
optional studio time after 3:00 PM

Lunch breaks usually are pot-luck
Space is limited so please register early by contacting Jacqueline Gens at