Rathmichael – week 7

Onto Papiermâché.  I really love working with this group because we can have great chats about the ideas behind the work.  Started off today talking about Papiermâché – it comes from the french for chewed paper and has been used to make masks, puppets and most impressively – furniture.  I have been looking at it in my own studio work recently, mixing it with concrete to make paper-cret and looking at other artists/designers who mix it with resin to make vessels, tables, even cupboards. So a very versatile material really.

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While the class got on with covering their masks I took small groups out to record a conversation about how the projects going and where we might end up.  In hindsight I could of put the questions less repetitively!

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