Papermaking Workshop: Recycled Paper with Embossing and Time Capsule
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Date: October 6, 2019
Location: Hiromi Paper, Inc.
9469 Jefferson Blvd suite 117
Culver City, CA 90232
Max Class size: 14
Price: $75.00 per person, all materials included!
Refund Policy: No refunds for cancellations that occur within one week of workshop day.
Description: In this 3 hour workshop, Yukie H. Ikuno will teach how to turn recycled paper into pulp for new paper; Ikuno will then show how to form sheets using the Tamezuki method of papermaking; at this point participants will use different objects to emboss some sheets, imbed them into others, or combine both techniques into one. Participants will have the opportunity to make sheets that range from 4"x6" to 11"x14".
PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING objects to emboss and to imbed into paper. Objects like keys, textured textiles, buttons, large seeds, inexpensive jewelry, firm plant materials -- essentially ephemera.
Instructor: Yukie H. Ikuno was born and raised in Kobe, Japan. In 1989 she relocated to New York City where she worked as a freelance makeup artist for TV and Films. In 2001, she received a work scholarship at the Center for Book Arts NY. In 2002 she began working professionally for photographer Gregory Colbert. During her time with Colbert, Ikuno assisted in creating his artworks, books and the installation for his nomadic museum, Ashes and Snow. It was also during 2002 that Ikuno studied papermaking at the prestigious Dieu Donné and Carriage House Paper. Since 2013 Ikuno has been residing in Japan where she has led freelance workshops on bookmaking, art restoration, and paper arts for museums, galleries, and artists.
"My project 'Zero Waste Things' began as a way to reduce trash. The purpose is to reproduce something to dispose of papers, books, wood, or ceramics. At first, I made recycled paper from milk cartons. I was moved by the beautiful snow white color. Then I started to make art books using the cartons, but wanted to think of many ways to use the technique differently from normal recycled paper. I was very fulfilled using materials that were once considered garbage and turning them into wonderful artwork. I would like to share this joy with others to make recycled paper through my workshop. It is important to continue recycling. So my workshop does not use special tools so anyone can simply do it. I'm so happy to continue my workshop and I want to spread my project to the world." - Yukie H. Ikuno
A DUPLICATE WORKSHOP WILL BE OFFERED AT BOOKARTS LA ON OCTOBER 12th. FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP FOR EITHER WORKSHOP OR BOTH! FOR BOOKARTS SIGN UP CLICK HERE.