'Paper Sleeves' to create interesting containers

Written by Sandy Marker

Kevin Walpole

Today’s ASTA workshop was very ‘playful’ in the sense ideas flowed freely. Masae demonstrated several ideas for creating a ‘paper sleeve’ to cover plastic or ceramic containers.

With a selection of papers, cords, ribbon etc members set about designing fascinating forms. Some works were folded or scrunched, others plaited or pleated, and some members used layers of different papers before modelling into interesting shapes. This is a wonderful way to create interesting containers or ‘jazz’ up plain glass containers

An interesting point if using a plastic bottle under the ‘paper sleeve’ cut the top off the bottle then invert and insert into the remaining part of the bottle, this will hold the floral material like a kenzan.

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