Raleigh Rambles

John Dancy-Jones at large!

Papermaking Open Studio



The Paper Plant presents an Open Studio Thursday and Friday, August 14 and 15 from 10 AM to 6 PM.  John Dancy-Jones will be working and demonstrating.  Papermaking, marbling, printmaking and letterpress printing will all be showcased with opportunities for hands-on interactions.

Location: 528 N. Person Street, Raleigh, NC

For information call 839-8277


     I am wrapping my summer up with a bang!  Two big days of open studio with all the pistons pumping.  I will be making hand-laid paper, pulling Snapper prints with the flatbed press, printing a bookmark with the Kelsey 3×5, combining a block image with text on the Excelsior 9×13, and marbling laid sheets!  We will have our usual studio display of notecards, blank books, and stock rag papers.  Anyone who comes by can probably pick up a couple of tomatoes – our plants have gone crazy.

     Hope to see some of you.  This was a chance to respond to some of the many requests and inquiries since the N&O article last winter.  Also, I have a couple of friends who have been wanting to play in the book arts a bit, and I hope to see them for some hours of sharing and learning.

The Paper Plant was Raleigh’s home for alternative arts in the 1980’s.  Hand-laid paper and a letterpress shop was nestled in a used bookstore which also had monthly art openings and the Thursday Night Open Readings, which I, John Dancy-Jones, emceed for over seven years.  I also acted as papermaker, printer and publisher.  The bookstore closed in December of 1990 but I continue to make hand-laid paper, print, and publish.


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August 6, 2008 Posted by | art, literary | , , , | 1 Comment