West Dean

westdeanlogoI had an exciting trip yesterday to West Dean to discuss running some papermaking workshops for them next year. I’ll post up more information soon but I can say that the initial course will be part of a themed week on cloth and thread with three artist / makers, me, Matthew Harris (who has recently worked on ‘Field Notes’, a brilliant collaboration with composer Howard Skempton) and Liz Clay the author and textile artist who works with nuno felt. Each of us will take a different approach to working with cloth and thread. Mine of course will involve using cotton and linen to make paper pulp but will also investigate the creative possibilities of incorporating thread into cast sheets of paper. Pigments and dyes may well be involved too! I am so looking forward to this.

West Dean is an extraordinary setting for creative courses. Do go look at their website


Materials week 15 – 19 February 2015 at West Dean