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Re: [BKARTS] pressing kozo paper

Tim Barrett is currently a visiting professor up in Michigan so I suggest
you talk to Lynn Amlie, Manager of the Papermaking Facility for the
University of Iowa, 319 335-4410. She also has lots of experience with
making a variety of Asian papers.
Emily Martin

Douglas Sanders wrote:

> I would suggest getting in touch with Timothy Barrett at the University
> of Iowa.  If you don't know, he is certainly one of the experts at
> making Japanese-type papers, and should provide some sound advice.
> Interestingly, Japanese paper is generally not interleaved with felts,
> or similar material when pressing as Western-style papers are.  Though
> it sounds implausible, the sheets do not stick together- likely due to
> the formation/viscosity aids used when casting a sheet.
> Doug Sanders
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: julie jones [mailto:jjones@xxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 12:09 PM
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: pressing kozo paper
> >=20
> > Hello all.
> > I'm wondering if anyone has tried pressing Japanese-style paper,
> formed =3D
> > in the Nagashizuki manner, with a VERY slow western-style press.=3D20
> >=20
> > We are trying to make roughly Eastern-style papers, with middle and
> high =3D
> > school students, and have been using slow pressings with water-filled
> =3D
> > garbage cans. The kozo sheets are interleaved with Pelon, allowed to =
> =3D
> > weep overnight, and pressed over a few hours the next day.=3D20
> >=20
> > Our art teacher wonders if we couldn't use a 2-ton car jack press,
> with =3D
> > very gradually increasing pressure, to approximate the slow water
> press. =3D
> > We are led to this question by a concern for the balance between =3D
> > tradition and realities such as the need for water conservation.
> >=20
> > Thanks
> >=20
> > Julie Jones
> > James Agee Memorial Library
> > Sewanee, TN

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