OHAYO OHIO Washi papermaking event and lecture with Tim Barrett
Japanese techniques for papermaking, like similar methods used in other Asian countries, allow the production of exceptionally thin, long-fibered sheets. This workshop will begin with each student making their own mould and mould covering which they will be able to keep for their own papermaking at home after the conclusion of the workshop.
Working with cooked paper mulberry (kozo) fiber, participants will form, press and dry their own sheets. A 1pm lecture on Japanese and European papermaking follows a lunch break and is included in the workshop. The event is free to Antioch students but requires a refundable $10 deposit to reserve a spot. The participation fee for non-students is $60, which includes all materials costs, including your own paper creation to take home.
Tim Barrett, an Antioch alumnus, studied papermaking in Japan for two years under a Fulbright Fellowship. He is a professor in the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the School of Library and Information Science. His many years of research on early European handmade papers have been funded by the NEA, the Kress Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services and as of 2009, a MacArthur Fellowship. Barrett is author of two books, one website, seven videotapes, and thirty-six articles or book chapters on the history, technique, science and aesthetics of hand papermaking. He was director of the Center between 1996 and 2002 and again became director in the fall of 2012.
Antioch College Arts and Sciences Building Room 107 (View)
1 Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|