Tomorrow I'm offering an open studio day since we lost a day to snow a couple weeks back, and then I head home to prep for my solo show & teaching in the United Arab Emirates in early March.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Saturday, February 12, 2022
We'll prep tons of fiber and then split it into two vats, a Korean and a Japanese, and Tatiana and I will be able to show directly, in one studio, obvious and subtle differences. It's the kind of class that gets me eager to teach, and that kind of class that is very necessary but incredibly rare (and hopefully not a one-off). Geared towards papermakers who want to have a comparative experience with folks who have trained in the countries of origin of these techniques.
Dieu Donné class (register now as I am guessing it will sell out very quickly)
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Since last night, the wind has been raging and present. I had my first afternoon nap in a while, delicious! Pared down the inbox and walked across the street in the sideways snow to get some Korean food. I wish I could always have such close Korean food access. I assigned my students videos to watch while we are apart so I'll do the same here!
One, a lovely video about Jo Dae-yong, national treasure of bamboo blind making (not for hanji but many of the steps are similar). I can't believe it has been almost a year since I studied with him in Korea! It's kind of an ad, but he and his daughter are in it and I'm so glad she is inheriting the family tradition that has lasted over 100 years. It's all in Korean but the footage is still worth watching.
Two, a PBS video about me, shot in 2019 though I never saw the final cut until January. Most of it is shot in Oberlin, on their farm (they make it seem like I'm making hanji at home but it's on the George Jones Farm), and at Kendal where I had a solo show at the time. I had been mortified watching it at first, as I had spent days with this enthusiastic crew and so much footage never made it, but a wise friend said, "Interviews always do that - cut out the parts you like the
best and keep what’s embarrassing. But we’re bad judges of our
own interviews I’ve come to learn." Thanks to the Ohio Arts Council for funding the feature!