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Metals B Summer Session 2

Metals Summer Session 2
June 7-19, 2020
Masakatsu Chiba & Yurico Saka
Traditional Japanese Engraving

The traditional Japanese engraving technique called wabori is based on brush paintings and calligraphy. Students in this workshop will learn the basic techniques of engraving, tool making, and sharpening, along with surface preparation, use of the Japanese calligraphy brush, and design transfer. We’ll have demonstrations and plenty of time for one-on-one instruction. By the end of the session students will be able to engrave textures, patterns, and letters onto the metal’s surface. All levels. Code 02MB

Masakatsu: owner/operator of Atelier FER (Japan); exhibitions: The 50th Japan Crafts Exhibition, Fukuoka Prefectual Museum of Art (Japan), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan). Yurico: studio artist; teaching: Yamawaki Art College (Japan); exhibitions: Exhibition of Traditional Japanese Metalwork (Japan), Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair (Japan).

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brass plaque engraved with Japanese characters
Masakatsu Chiba, "Baby Poster," brass, 4 x 6 inches
metal sheet with intricate flower design
Yurico Saka, "Botan," copper, plating, 4-3/4 x 7 inches