Friday, April 3, 2009

What a Congress!

This post will be mostly pictures because I've got too many other things to do but I've been wanting to get this up for a week now. The IAPMA Congress was held in Burnie this year and I went over for a week. I arrived a little early and was able to sit in on a class Helen Heibert gave on making lampshades to locals and also one given by Therese Uguen to school students on making paper kites.

Helen demonstrating and one of the kites I made.

Helen was opening the exhibition 'Switch' by Tracy Luff so we met for a chat the day before. In the photo from the left me, Tracy, Helen and Jenny (Events manager, City of Burnie)

Tour of Creative Paper One of the beaters and their super press.

The backs of some of their large moulds and the drying room.

A memorial to Charles Turner who was intrumental in getting Creative Paper started.

Some pics from our trip to Cradle Mountain Park.

I did a mini workshop with Wendy Cain from Canada on Contemporary watermarks.

Some of her watermarking sheets, fine plastic mesh with puff paint. The couching bed with wet/dry vacuum

A piece of polystyrene, a chopping board, open plastic mesh, 3 sheets fly mesh the chux, worked a treat as a small vacuum table.

The string makers

Barb moulding some plant fibre on fabric dipped in plaster.

A few shots of the farewell dinner

The auction items!

I scored the Maple leaf in the bottom right hand corner of the bottom right picture.

We tried to get the PoV members together for a group photo but we missed a few, I was meant to photoshop these two in but it was beyond my capability so here they are and sorry to any who missed out on being in the pic.

My case, I just squeezed in the 400 sheets for the next IAPMA Bulletin covers, then a thin layer of clothes.

The bottom of the case was full of catalogues and books.

I also did a workshop with the Women from Euraba, these are the very ordinary sheets I made, they had much better control over the pulp.

Some of the things I brought back.

The invitation from Wonju, South Korea to the next Congress.

The goodies we got in our congress kit

The Cavalcade (designed and made by Jan Marinos and Creative Paper) and some of the contents