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Workshop: an introduction to creative papermaking and manipulation with Lucy Baxandall

Saturday 20th May 2023 , 11:00am to 1:00pm

Get to grips with the fundamentals of papermaking and learn how to use watermarking and manipulation techniques to create beautiful sculptural effects. 

Enter the world of handmade paper and learn all about its wonderful, quirky properties in this 101 with papermaker and book artist, Lucy Baxandall.  

To kick things off, we will dive into how to how to prepare pulp for papermaking and run through the basic equipment that you will need to get going. We will then move onto sheet forming with a mould and deckle where you will begin to see your paper creations take shape. 

Riffing off some of the manipulation techniques Maria Amidu uses in her own practice, Lucy will also show us how to use water marking and manipulation to create unique sculptural effects to adorn our paper sheets. 

Finally, we will learn about the different techniques you can use to dry your paper and bundle up your paper creations to take away safely. 

All materials will be provided – no experience necessary! 

£10 £7 concessions

Concessions rate applies to Bow Arts artists, students, over 65s, under 18s, National Art Pass members, and key workers

Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ
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More about Lucy Baxandall 

Lucy Baxandall is a papermaker and book artist based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. She has worked as a financial journalist, jewellery designer/maker, translator and teacher of French, German and art in the UK and the USA. She now teaches hand papermaking at West Dean College, Morley College and around the UK. 

Access information  

The Bow Arts Outdoor Courtyard has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.  

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.  

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)  

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space (e.g. making sure you have a table near the entrance) or anything else you can think of!

Transport Information  

Opening hours: Mon-Friday, 9am to 5pm  
Address: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ  
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.  
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.  
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.