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Positively Paper: Easy Set Up For A Hand Papermaking Home Studio

July 17 - 22, 2022

Jerushia Graham  ·  jerushiagraham.wixsite.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn basic set up and techniques for pulling handmade paper at home using both pull and pour and stenciling techniques for pulp painting.


  • Pulping with a paint mixer and Hollander beater
  • Pulp painting stencil techniques
  • Pressing and drying handmade paper
  • Various molding techniques


  • Cotton and Abaca fibers
  • Papermaking pigments
  • Stencils
  • Western mould and deckles


  • How to set up a papermaking home studio
  • Ability to produce a series of handmade paper artwork
  • Pattern drafting
  • Alterations and fit adjustments

Artist Bio

Jerushia Graham is the museum coordinator for the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned an MFA in book arts/printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and BFA degrees in fabric design and printmaking from the University of Georgia in Athens. Graham’s papercuts were selected for Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020 by the Georgia Committee for the National Museum of Women.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Jerushia Graham
  • Handmade paper
  • Jerushia Graham
  • Jerushia Graham
  • Jerushia Graham

Workshop Description

In this workshop students will learn basic set up and techniques for pulling handmade paper at home using both pull and pour and stenciling techniques for pulp painting. You will discover the diverse nature of the papermaking medium. Participants will make pulp using a Hollander beater and the alternative budget-friendly methods of using a paint mixer drill extension or kitchen blender. You will also experience pulling sheets with a Western-style mould and deckle and a pour mould. Multiple drying methods will be explored: press dried in a dry box, air dried on a clothesline, and constraint drying on boards. Students will be encouraged to experiment during class. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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