Printmaking Demonstrations

Printmaking workshop on the Japanese tradition of Baren printing on Washi (Japanese paper) accompanied by a talk with the Japanese printmaker and papermakerYuriko Miyoshi, on the different printing methods showcased in the exhibition Poetry of Place. This workshop will introduce the participants to the traditional tools and variety of techniques used by the artists featured in the exhibition. Moreover, by using traditional ready-made woodcut plates, you will bring your personal printed Washi home!

木版画MOKU-HANGA is the Japanese traditional woodcut technique, well known as the 浮世絵Ukiyo-e printing; printing the blocks in relief with water-based ink using Yamato nori (starch paste), which is a reliable safe product made in Japan. Printing is not done by a press, but with a 馬連BAREN (traditional printing disc used for Moku-hanga).

和紙WASHI means Japanese paper that is commonly made from Kozo, 三椏Mitsumata or 雁皮Gampi tree using the traditional method of Japanese papermaking. Since its rarity, this traditional handmade paper is also registered as Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

The workshop is open to everybody, but since resources are limited we recommend to book your place and time by email at

A contribution of £1 for one postcard of Japanese paper (10 x 15*cm) and £2 for W postcard of Japanese paper (15 x 20*cm) will be requested to take part in the workshop.

The workshop will run from 2 pm – 4 pm on the 9th of September.