Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps

Taught by Tony Carlone

Expand on your understanding of paper as a medium by creating translucent sculptural works. This process involves creating an armature with willow and cloth. Next, layers of pulp made from Eastern plant fibers (i.e. kozo or gampi) are applied. When the pulp is dry, the cloth is removed, leaving a strong, translucent paper wedded to the willow support. 

DATE Sat, August 15th - Sun, August 16th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $270

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Tony Carlone is interested in creating local plant-based art by using the natural environment as a source of inspiration, raw material, and the beginnings of a social conversation. The works he makes uses forms that echo themselves in the natural world and attempts to explore the symbiotic relationship between humans and their environment.

Supply List​​

  • 2+ pairs (as large as possible) of panty hose - dark colors work best - this material will be removed once paper is dry.

  • Strong thread or hemp cord to lash willow rods together - earth tones recommended to blend with or accent the willow colors.

  • Needle with big eye for ease of threading, thread for sewing cloth, contrasting color so you will be able to see it on stocking material – it will be removed after paper is dry.

  • Small clips, clamps or clothes pins to hold stocking in place temporarily while sewing onto the willow armature.

  • Lunch and a beverage

    • Optional supplies:

      • Pressed dried flowers, herbs, bits of fabric, old drawing or print scraps for inclusions in paper on sculpture.

      • Old lamp shade to take apart and use for armature if desired.

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255


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