Japanese Woodblock Meditation

Why spend a day learning a 400-year-old craft? As a frequent student of workshops myself, I know that it's only when I join a class that I can switch off from the world. See the results of some 'slow' art made in my recent workshop! I find there's something magical about when timber, washi paper and watercolours combine. 

 Three-colour print using watercolour inks. 

Three-colour print using watercolour inks. 

 Placing the damp washi paper onto the block. 

Placing the damp washi paper onto the block. 

 Rubbing the back of the print with a baren. 

Rubbing the back of the print with a baren. 

 Hey, presto! A two-colour print. 

Hey, presto! A two-colour print. 

 Beautiful as it is, or another accent colour could be added. 

Beautiful as it is, or another accent colour could be added. 

 Some comments about my workshop. 

Some comments about my workshop. 

With her unique hand-carved block, this student can now make her own prints at her leisure, and also scan them into her computer to create cards and gift-wrap. See upcoming workshops