An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces.
APRIL VOLLMER is an artist and printmaker living in New York City. She works primarily inmokuhanga,Japanese woodblock. In addition to exhibiting her work she teaches classes at workshops across the country. Her work has been published in journals includingScience, Printmaking Today, andContemporary Impressionsand has been exhibited at AIR Gallery, the Islip Art Museum, Henry St. Settlement, and internationally.
"Vollmer's comprehensive guide to traditional tools and
materials (including an enlightening discussion of Japanese paper),
and lucid, illustrated, step-by-step instructions on all aspects of
cutting a block and pulling a print make this publication a
uniquely invaluable manual and guide. Artists, curators,
collectors, gallerists, and Asian art enthusiasts will find this
remarkable book indispensible."
--Roberta Waddell, Retired Curator of Prints, the New York Public Library
"While coalescing a mass of cross-cultural, on-site know-how and
vast swaths of creative inspiration from traditionally trained
artisans to dynamic contemporary artists, Japanese Woodblock
Print Workshop elucidates anew the multilayered world of
--Claire Cuccio, PhD, President of the board of the International Mokuhanga Conference "This is an exemplary, beautiful book with an expansive viewpoint that brings together a clear explanation of the technique with a broad view of its influence, illustrated with work from a wide circle of international contemporary artists, giving its inherent beauty fresh relevance."
--Karen Kunc, Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln