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How Big Mess Begets Great Art: Papermaking at Its Best

A visit with Jo Stealey, Professor of Art

By Darcy Holtgrave
Published: - Topics: PS Gallery papermaking sculptural books MU Fiber Studio sculptural vessels

Papermaking: Forming Paper Sheets

Topics: MU Fiber Studio papermaking

Creating a sheet of paper involves straining pulp with a screen frame combination called a “mold and deckle.” The resulting sheet is “couched,” or released from the mold and deckle, onto a “felt,” which is a cloth that separates wet sheets from each other. The resulting pile of sheets is called a “post.”