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Plant-Based Paper Making (2016)

October 2, 2016, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm




Explore our connections to plants and place as you learn how to transform wild, cultivated, and fermented plant fibers into handmade papers. Leave the class with sheets of freshly made paper and the knowledge to create a simple papermaking setup at home.

Debra Ketchum-Jircik has been hand papermaking for over 20 years, working with the medium in a variety of ways and have been fortunate to study with generous teachers. She enjoys sharing art through teaching and organizing/working on collaborative community art projects and environmental installations. Her current creative practice reflects her interest in minimizing her environmental impact. Her most recent creative forays have been into natural dyeing and growing her own dye plants including Japanese Indigo and eco-printing as they relate to her handmade paper. She is currently working part time as programming coordinator at The Warehouse: Four Seasons Center for the Arts in Eagle River. Her Circle of Life Studio, where she also offers workshops and residency opportunities, is in Eagle River Wisconsin.