This is the view down the road with the Indian ocean in the background.
My paper studio is very small, because we live in a densely populated part in the city of Durban,in Morningside.
I still manage to create my art and even have other artists to collaborate with me in the studio.
The main wet space is where most of the work happens. I spent a lot of time on the blue sink in the background, where I rinse the fibre after cooking.
The wooden construction
in the centre is the press.
This ugly metal bin is very
essential,because that is, where
all my fibres are cooked.
And on the left you see it stacked
with pineapple leaves,
a brick on top to keep
them under water.
jamming them into the pot.
This machine is essential for my craft - the Hollander Beater. I makes the pulp by beating the fibres. It has a special role for plant fibres.