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Paper Unbound: Connecting Fibers with Sheryl Jaffe

September 4 @ 9:30 am 3:30 pm

Wednesday-Friday, September 4-6, 9:30am-3:30pm

3 sessions | $210 for members, $235 for non-members  

Most materials included in price of workshop, please see materials list for additional necessities.

Paper made from plants is extraordinary!

We will make expressive, unique handmade papers from a variety of fibrous plants. While you will learn the process from harvesting to drying beautiful sheets, the focus of this workshop will be the expressive nature of handmade paper. How to use particular fibers for their color and texture to create distinctive, personal handmade sheets for use as substrate or as complete art works. Bring your fabrics, threads, old prints or ?? to use as inclusions in this fun, experimental workshop. Exploring inclusions, pulp painting, shapes and textures your papers will express different concepts, whether mapping memories and exploring place or intuitive pathways on this journey of being human.


Sheryl Jaffe has been exhibiting her artwork throughout New York and New England for over thirty years. She works with organic materials, handmade paper from local and exotic plant fibers, and found objects to create two and three-dimensional works that are reminiscent of the human body and the strength and frailty of skin.  Her work includes installations, sculpture, pulp painting, artist books, and prints. These works are evocative offerings for viewers to move through, make discoveries, and be drawn into contemplation. She studied traditional hand papermaking in Japan and China and has taught papermaking at home and abroad. Jaffe was a resident artist at The Barn, Edward Albee Foundation and at Yellowstone National Park. She teaches art, ceramics, printmaking, book arts and papermaking at museums, public schools and art centers.

Website: sheryljaffe.com, Instagram:@sherylannjaffe

Sheryl Jaffe, Flow, 2023, wax on seaweed imbedded flax and codium fiber paper with seeds, 9 x 12 inches