Sunday, February 28, 2016

Recap of our February 27, 2016 Workshop with Sheryl Jaffe

On Saturday we had a great workshop making paper with old friends Woody and Barbara Paparazzo who stopped by for a few hours. They made some beautiful paper
from kozo, cotton and iris pulp we had on hand. Tomorrow,  I plan on beating flax in the critter after soaking it overnight and prepare another batch of pulp for our sacred papers we are still experimenting with. 

[Our friend the Critter]

[Sheryl explaining the meaning of 'couching' from the French 
and the multicultural origins of papermaking in Europe]

Following our papermaking session we made our first prints on the Kelton Etching press. OUR NEXT OPEN STUDIO will be Saturday, March 12 devoted to printing our first Lotus card edition and further origami experiments with Brenda Lilly. 

[Our first woodblocks --a lotus and an AH]

[Testing Akura non-toxic inks]

[Madeline's first mono-print DRUK (Tibetan for Dragon]

[Goofy  and  Happy with ourselves
KPC Members Tatiana, Madeline, Brenda, and Sheryl]]

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Open House and Papermaking with Sheryl Jaffe at Khandroling Paper Cooperative

[Left to right: Sheryl, Margaret and Kathleen]

Please join us for another Open House and Papermaking workshop with Sheryl Jaffe at our studio in Conway, MA  located in the basement of Tsegyalgar East.

DATE: Saturday, February 27, 2016 
LOCATION: 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA 01370 (in the basement)
CONTACT: Jacqueline at 413-522-1125 or
COST: By donation 

This is a great opportunity to see what we do and learn the rudiments of papermaking for your own projects. For advanced papermakers---we have loads of pulp on hand (including cotton, linen, Abaca, and Kozo).  We can use our hollander beater (AKA the Critter) to make more pulp to your specification. 

We now have in our studio an etching press for embossing paper and other printmaking techniques along with a new batch of toxic fee inks. 

Sheryl Jaffe received her MA from the University of Massachusetts and BS in Multicultural Art Education from the University Without Walls. She has studied papermaking in Japan and China, at Carriage House Paper Institute and the Women's Studio Workshop. She has taught papermaking in Haiti and throughout the Northeast for many years. Besides teaching workshops, Sheryl is an art educator instructing at the Secondary level. Her paper installations, prints, sculptures and musical instruments have been exhibited throughout New England. Intuition, personal expression and joy guide Sheryl as she is the primary instructor for our workshops and classes.