Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Not about me

I can't even pretend that my life right now is interesting; it is ALL paperwork and correspondence and strategizing and blech. So here is an ad for Asao Shimura. He will be giving a kon'nyaku (that magic white powder up there) workshop in Brooklyn for the Center for Book Arts, Oct 6-7. And an artist talk on Oct 5. The class is at Dobbin Mill, Robbin's beautiful papermaking studio, and Asao plans to have a kami nabe party at the end of the second day, which involves cooking veggies/seafood in konjac paper. If you can't make it then, you can always see his presentation and demo while he is in Cleveland at the Watermarks conference (good news, since his workshop is full with a waiting list). OR, you can help me show him around NYC, Oct 3-8 (flying in from Manila on Oct 3 and leaving for Syracuse on Oct 8). He will also have spare time in Syracuse (Oct 11) and Cleveland (Oct 12-14); so many options to spend time with a very special person in the papermaking field.


  1. I've never heard of konjac - what a revelation! I'd love to find out if there are any growers in the tropic of australia (as its the right climate for the plant) .... and I'd love love LOVE to see how this is used in arts practice ..... how fascinating

  2. I. Cannot. WAIT! See you/him in Cleveland!


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