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Kozo workshop on March 1st

kozo paper

Japanese Papermaking with Philadelphia Kozo
Saturday March 1st, 12-5pm

$50, Accepting 6 students
Pre-register for the class today!

Have you ever wanted to learn traditional hand papermaking methods? Well, on Saturday March 1st, we’ll learn all about Japanese papermaking with KOZO fiber (the paper mulberry) harvested right here in Philadelphia. Beginning with the raw fiber, we’ll learn all of the steps in traditional Japanese hand papermaking: how to harvest the fiber and prepare it, hand-beating, vat preparation, and sheet forming. Kozo is known for its strength, luster, and translucency.

This is a one-day workshop spent in the wet paper studio. Students will make up to 10 sheets of beautiful handmade paper and, once dry, they can be used for bookmaking, printmaking, drawing, or they can be finished works of art on their own!
Want to know more about KOZO? Read about it in this blog post.

WHEN: Saturday March 1st, 12pm – 5pm
WHERE: the Amber Street Studios, 2120 E. Westmoreland Street
COST: $50

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Fun in West Philly!

ShoemakerMasteryJuly 24th. A great day of making paper with the students at Shoemaker/Mastery Charter School, at 53rd and Media, in West Philadelphia. The students were working for the Mural Arts Program, and their instructor Katie Pomerantz brought me in for a special 1-day workshop so the 15 students could get the basics of papermaking.

These photos, courtesy of Katie Pomerantz, are from the students finished work. Their shaped handmade papers, made from 100% recycled classroom paper, eventually included wildflower seeds and were wheat pasted to the outside of the school. A fabulous project!