We often use paper in one form or other to record our memories. Diaries, printed photographs, books…
I decided to extend and redevelop the ideas around item 2 and started again by spinning some ‘Lokta’ wrapping paper. This paper, through experimentation has proved to be the most successful at spinning, that I have found.
Having spun two balls of paper yarn, I used it to crochet (in the round) a slightly cone shapped vessel. I had experimented with crochet hook size until I acheived a reasonably dense fabric with some holes.
After this I stuffed the vessel with carrier bags and newsprint covered in baking parchment so that clay would not stick to anything other that the crocheted paper. I then stapled it to a board to that it could not move and was firm.
I then covered the whole piece in paper clay. I chose air drying paper clay again because of the light weight. It is more like papier mache than clay.