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.
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.
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.
In Toronto? Take a papermaking workshop at the papermaking studio!
Check out more cool things by Paperhouse Studio:
- What Remains, by Angela Blumberg — Handmade set pieces and costume accessories
- Toronto Distillery Limited Co. – Handmade paper and letterpress printed neck tags
- What the Flax! Subscribe to the official Paperhouse Studio Tumblr!