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The Art of Papermaking

May 16, 2018 | Laura Ferguson
In an SMFA class, students transform messy pulp into objects of art.
Paper leads a double life. It’s the get-it-done medium for annual reports and memos, newspapers and paperbacks. But there’s also another side to paper—the kind made by hand that pays homage to ancient traditions, to plants, to beauty.

It is this life that flourishes in the Paper Studio at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, under the tutelage of longtime Professor of the Practice Michelle Samour.