DATE Sat, June 20th - Sun, June 21st
TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Finishing Handmade Paper
Taught by Suzanne Glémot and Sarah Luko
The finishing and texturing of Western and Eastern handmade papers is just the beginning of a world of artistic opportunities. You will be introduced to the differences in fibers and sheet-forming styles, as well as instructed on how to prepare different kinds of paper. Wheat, egg glaire, soy, and konnyaku size preparation will be demonstrated and then tested using a range of paint mediums and marking implements. Additionally, texturing techniques will be demonstrated on sheets for use in flat and collage pieces, artist books, bookbinding, and sculptural works. You will go home with a sample set of the finishing methods to reference at home.
Suzanne Glémot is a book artist who first encountered papermaking while earning her MFA at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Between a lot of bookbinding and letterpress printing, she discovered the unique abilities of handmade paper to meet artists’ aesthetic and conceptual needs, and has been making paper for her book projects ever since. Originally from France, Suzanne earned her MA in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa in 2018.
Sarah Luko is a papermaker and tool maker from Des Moines, IA. She recently graduated from the MFA program at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. There, she studied the aesthetic and strengthening effects of paper texturizing techniques used by papermakers and artists from Japan and South Korea. When she is not in her shop or at the UICB’s Oakdale papermaking facility, she’s dreaming up her next giant paper mould.
Notebook and writing implements
Lunch and a beverage