Raphaela McCormack

Handmade Paper Vessels and Ceremonial Urns


“Canoe with Raffia”

I sculpt the hull of the vessel in clay then make a mold from 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 which I use on the vessel. Paper raffia is woven onto the wood on the hull.

28 inches x 12 inches x 9 inches deep


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