“Handmade european paper, cardboards, machine paper, specialities” with the teacher Gangolf Ulbricht.
10-14 July 2017
Location: Praglia Abbey , Restoration studio – Teolo (Padova) – Italy
Course language: English
morning session: introduction, ancestors of paper, development of paper, introduction of paper, technology of papermaking
afternoon session: technology of papermaking, watermarks , etc .final movie
Tuesday: practical papermaking all day in A3 size / A4 size; set up of 4 workspaces with 4 vats, preparing fibers (rags, bluejeans,cotton, hemp,manila, straw etc). Everybody makes her/ his own reference sheets by hand, with different moulds (vergata, non vergata etc.) with different fibers, different techniques, reproducing typical productionmarks, couching, pressing, laying, drying, sorting,etc.
Wednesday: continuing practical papermaking with specialities (watermarks, special fibers, inclusions), boards, etc.
Thursday: theory papermachine, boards, specialities; looking at samples, identification training, microscopy, cleaning work-space
Friday: looking on originals, training identification, resumee of practical training and paper, identification test, paper protocol, final discussion
Cost: 350€ + VAT
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