NEW! Mary Ashton Studio Summer Papermaking Classes
Introduction to Western Papermaking
Using Western-European papermaking techniques, students will explore variations on traditional vat sheet forming. Discussions will include various equipment, ways of making pulp, recycling, inclusions, layering, making large sheets from small frame and intro to three dimensional techniques. May 27, 28 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175
Introduction to Japanese Papermaking
Japanese paper is made up of inner bark fibers of traditional plants. The long fibers are layered to form a sheet of paper using a different process than traditional Western made paper. The result is a fine, translucent long fibered paper with some distinct qualities. All aspects of fiber preparation will be covered in this class. Three traditional fibers will be used: Abaca, Kozo and Gampi. Basic equipment needed for future work will be discussed. June 10, 11 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175
Pulp Painting and Big Paper
Pulp painting is a form of painting paper on paper. Paper pulp, usually cotton, is overbeaten to make a fine slurry which is then pigmented to form a personal palette. These specially pigmented pulps are applied to a freshly pulled sheet of paper using a variety of techniques to execute the desired effect or image. Students will work on samples of the various techniques and will then work on a larger wet sheet of their own design. July 15, 16 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175
All papermaking classes are limited to 6 students. Classes are held at Mary Ashton Studio in the University/Roosevelt area. All classes have a materials fee of $25. For registration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number. See http://www.maryashtonstudio.com for more info.
Claire B. Jones at Vashon Center for the Arts
SDA member Claire B. Jones will be exhibiting with Jean Emmons and Tara McDermott in Koch Gallery at Vashon Center for the Arts on Vashon Island from June 2 to June 29. Opening reception is Friday June 2, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Koch Gallery shows work in a wide range of media and subject matter including paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, wood, glass, ceramics and fiber. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 5 p.m.
Dorothy McGuinness at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
SDA-Washington member Dorothy McGuinness will exhibit work in the group show “Beyond The Basics: Jackie Abrams & Friends,” the next exhibition at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Madeira Park, British Columbia June 17 to July 23. It is a juried show of basketry inspired by the teachings of renowned Vermont basketry artist Jackie Abrams. In addition to the accepted submissions, the exhibition will also feature some of Abrams’s work.
The opening reception is Saturday, June 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Surface Design Association Award of Excellence will be announced at the reception.
Barbara De Pirro’s Upcoming Events
De Pirro’s ”Metamorphosis” at the Washington Department of Ecology
The installation of “Metamorphosis” is now installed at the Washington Department of Ecology in Lacy, Washington. This project spans three floors, illuminated by an ever-changing glow of natural light. Meet-the-artist reception is June 2 for show and tell, conversation and snacks. Contact Barbara De Pirro for more details, email@example.com.