Deckle boxing is an alternative method for sheet forming that allows you to pour and suspend the pulp into a higher deckle frame. With longer working time you can design the sheet you want. Open Session deckle boxing invites participants to explore the Nepalese tradition of pouring pulp, creating individual and unique sheets of paper. Pulp is prepped ahead of time with a range of colours for students to explore. There will be different sizes of deckle boxes available, allowing participants to get creative and make the paper they envision.
Prerequisite: Some experience in papermaking is recommended but not required.
Instructor: Emily Cook or Flora Shum
Open Sessions are designed as a casual setting in which the setup has been done by Paperhouse staff. While support is provided they are not a replacement for the more formalized classes and workshops. Instead they are meant to act as an opportunity to play using some of the techniques you learned in a previous class or as a taster to see if you would like to take a formal class. Some assistance will be provided but participants will be expected to work independently for the majority of the class. Materials are included in the price.