Gill Wilson creates her pure fibre pulp from natural straw, a sustainable resource. The straw is soaked, washed and pulped into the desired consistency. The process is labour intensive and uses many of the traditional methods of Japanese paper makers going back hundreds of years.

The pulp is then drawn (seen here) or lifted onto screens and allowed to dry in thin but complex layers. The fibrous nature of the pulp makes it strong while being featherweight. Once the layers are dry Gill builds up her sculptural forms which enable a play of light and retain a sense of the purity of the material from which they are made.

Her multi-layered artworks are presented  in museum quality acrylic cases, and can also be commissioned in traditional painted wood frames, though these required the number of layers to be modified. Enquiries to discuss options are welcome as all works are made to order to suit individual requirements.

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    Field unframed by Gill Wilson paper artist for Smythson and Guilded partnership
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    Interwoven III by paper make and artist Gill Wilson in painted wood frame
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