It’s a wonderful thing to come upon a new papermaking technique in your studio, and then have the opportunity to share it with other artists.
This summer and last summer, I’ve taught ‘Pulptypes: Hybrid Papermaking and Printmaking’ at Women’s Studio Workshop, located in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Their Summer Art Institute program invites instructors to teach week-long intensives in their beautiful paper and print studios.
A pulptype is an image-making technique that relies on handmade paper pulp, and results in works that resemble monotypes or woodcuts. It’s informed by printmaking, but created solely in papermaking. Students also learned how to ink and cast woodcuts with pulp, and they had the opportunity to experiment with sculptural and other creative papermaking approaches. It was an amazing, productive, pulpy week!