Kathy Hopwood ~ Fine Art

Paper Pulp Sculptures

My sculptures are made with a strong core armature then covered with paper pulp, not to be confused with paper mâché. 

Creating the sculptures is a time consuming process requiring multiple stages. A sculpture can have 15 to 20 layers of pulp before it is finished. Other stages of the process include sanding, sanding and more sanding depending on how smooth or textured I want the surface. The final stage is to paint with acrylics, glazes and sealant. 

In addition to my wall sculptures, I create self-standing sculptures on bases. 

Click on an image to see the title of the work.