What the Flax! Collaboration & Performance Art at Paperhouse Studio in Toronto


Paperhouse Studio, Toronto - Hand Papermaking Studio

Hand papermaking is an interesting animal. While it is a technology and historical craft, it’s also an art-making process that can cross borders into performance art, community cultural events, theatre, and collaborative creative work.

And Paperhouse Studio in Toronto does just that.

Paperhouse Studio in Toronto, Canada - handmade paper making studio

Started in 2013 by Emily Cook and Flora Shum, this is a papermaking studio that not only offers education, workshops, and paper studio rental to the Toronto community, but is a leading example of collaboration between the process of making paper by hand and the performance and theatre arts.

Wearable Handmade Paper Art - Contemporary Dance & Theater

Wearable paper art with Angela Blumberg for ‘What Remains‘.

A recent collaborative creation by Paperhouse Studio is a rainbow pride banner (complete with LED lights, of course) for Nuit Rose, a queer focused, contemporary art event for World Pride 2014. See below for this handmade paper banner, made in conjunction with Joey Bruni and The Cocoon Project (read more here) for the event.

Collaborative hand papermaking art - performance and theater

Bottom photo: by Tanja Tiziana

In Toronto? Take a papermaking workshop at the papermaking studio!

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