Silhouette Paper Sculpture

Jane Ponsford
Silhouette Paper Sculpture, by Surrey-based papermaker Jane Ponsford, is an exquisite piece that forms part of a collection of work created exclusively for The New Craftsmen. Housed under a glass cloche this ethereal paper and wire sculpture becomes a curiosity. Created from paper pulp made from gampi (a type of bark) and stained with carbon ink that is made from locally gathered materials, the piece, which features thin stick-like forms, resembling an abstract clump of grasses.

Material: Handmade gampi paper, carbon based ink, wire, glass dome, gesso painted base
Dimensions: Height: 25cm, Length: 15cm, Width: 15cm
Care Instructions: Wash dome by hand with mild soap
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This piece is crafted from paper pulp, which is made from bark and stained with carbon ink, created from locally sourced materials. The pulp is cast onto black painted wires and pressed, before the dried wires are set into a gesso and clay painted base.
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.