Urauchi: Backing Cloth and Artwork with Washi Workshop

GENERAL INFORMATION   
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
Location: Hiromi Paper, Inc. 
9469 Jefferson Blvd Suite 117
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 998-0098
PARKING Located in the back

FEES
Class fee: $70.00
Materials fee (required): $30.00

TOTAL: $100

MATERIAL FEE INCLUDES
Unbacked Cloth
3 weights of paper for backing cloth and paper
Paste
Tamping Brush (provided by instructor)

TOOLS PROVIDED
Drying boards 

What to bring
Spray Bottle (One that can create a fine mist) 
Ruler or Dowel (No tape measurers!) 
1″-3″ Paste Brush (These work well for paste) 
Bone Folder or Teflon Folder

OPTIONAL 
BRING 1 PIECE OF YOUR OWN WORK ON PAPER (Sumi or the like) TO BACK SMALLER THAN 19X20″. FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT, WE WILL PROVIDE A SMALL ARTWORK FOR YOU TO PRACTICE BACKING ONTO PAPER.

DESCRIPTION

We’d like to invite you to participate in our first workshop of 2019! Urauchi is the process by which Washi (Japanese Paper) is laminated to the back of another surface – usually paper or cloth – in such a way that the result when dried is a perfectly flat artwork, bookcloth, or scroll. The full process of Urauchi results in the merger of two surfaces, which allows for flexibility, extra strength, and the smoothening of wrinkles and puckers.

Charlene Matthews is a preeminent bookmaker, and propietress of Charlene Matthews Bindery in West Hollywood, known for her original works and collaborations with artists and film/TV projects. During this workshop, Charlene will demonstrate how to make wheat paste (Jin Shofu), then participants will get to Urauchi both cloth and paper samples!