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Handcast Paper
Hand cast paper sculpture is the result of a lengthy three stage process requiring both creative and technical skills. First an original clay sculpture is done, after the sculpture is completed a mold is then made from the original sculpture. Carefully removing the mold, the sculpture is then set aside

Pulp is made by cooking and beating plant fibers or cloth. Most artists use pulp made of cotton linter, the young cotton fibers which are found closest to the seed of the cotton plant. To help the fibers bond together, an adhesive called methyl cellulose is added to the pulp. It also helps to harden the dry paper.

The resulting paper is Archival, it has no acids and no impurities.

Casting is done by placing the pulp directly into the mold which is made of a nonabsorbent material such as terra cotta, or plaster which has been varnished. The pulp is patted into the mold with the hand, and then the excess water is removed with sponges. The artist continues to sponge the paper, all the time squeezing the sponge to remove the excess water. At the same time, he slowly begins to press the paper into the mold. The casting is allowed to dry in the air, and when it's completely dry, the finished sculpture is removed from the mold.