Raphaela McCormack

Handmade Paper Vessels and Ceremonial Urns

“Blue Elfin Boat”

I sculpt the hull of the vessel in clay, then make a mold with plaster gauze, which I cover with the handmade paper, made from abaca pulp, I paint the hull with layers of acrylic washes, sanding between each layer, I find interesting driftwood and seed pods on the shores of Lake Ontario incorporating them onto the vessel, paper raffia is woven onto the wood on the hull.

8 inches long x 3 inches wide



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