Welcome to the PSN website

Paper Studio Northumbria (PSN) provides a unique facility nationally and internationally for the research, teaching and scholarship of paper in relation to fine art, conservation and archiving, as well as for the practice of papermaking. The studio provides two large project spaces, mounting area, an archive of European and Asian papers and a seminar space. A large Voith laboratory beater, heavy-duty press and hand-crafted deckle and moulds were brought from Berlin in order to equip a papermaking area.

PSN is led by Siân Bowen, Reader in Fine Art together with members of the Paper Research Group, Jane Colbourne, Senior Lecturer, MA Conservation of Fine Art (Works of Art on Paper); Chris Dorsett, Professor of Fine Art and Keith McIntyre, Professor of Fine Art. Research carried out by staff is embedded into teaching and learning across all Fine Art programmes. Talks and workshops are also given by leading specialists and international artists. PSN is a facility open to students from BA to PhD and also hosts externally funded artist residencies, thus offering a platform for exchange of ideas.

For further information, please contact: Siân Bowen