Gatherings Paper Sculpture

Jane Ponsford
Gatherings Paper Sculpture by Surrey-based papermaker Jane Ponsford is an exquisite and ethereal piece. It forms part of a new collection of work for The New Craftsmen.

Housed under a glass cloche, this ethereal paper sculpture by Jane becomes a curiosity. Attached to wires, the discs of paper almost resemble mushrooms. Inspired by the materials found in Jane's local Surrey Hills, the paper pulp is stained with oak bark and dip-dyed with a weak iron solution.
Material: Cotton rag, oak bark stain, iron solution
Dimensions: Height: 30cm, Length: 20cm, Width: 20cm
Care Instructions: Wash dome by hand with mild soap
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This piece is created from paper pulp, which is made from beaten unbleached cotton rag. The cast paper is dyed with oak bark, collected from a locally fallen tree, and it is repeatedly dip-dyed in a weak iron solution. A chemical reaction between the iron and oak results in the dull brown colour.
The Maker Jane Ponsford Artist & Maker - London

Jane Ponsford is a London-based papermaker and artist who makes exquisite sculptural forms. Her pieces resemble organic forms – hummocky and wrinkled, some could even be mistaken for mushrooms on the forest floor. Working mainly with linen and cotton rag, Jane mixes chalk, clay, natural dyes and even volcanic ash into her papers. She regularly teaches papermaking courses at places such as West Dean in Sussex and Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall.