Nancy Jacobi: Inspired by Washi

From Shepherds Fine Papers who have been trading since 1973 in the heart of London, serving customers from all walks of life; be it for printmaking, bookbinding, wedding stationery, or even hat making - they will certainly have something that will be of use to any creative artist or designer.

Japanese Washi expert Nancy Jacobi is giving a lecture at ICON: Adapt and Evolve conference in London, UK on Friday April 10th from 10.30 – 11.30 (more details here), and will be making a welcomed additional visit to the Shepherd's Gillingham Street Store on Friday 10th April to talk about Japanese Paper and its part in Western printmaking.

Throughout history, printmakers such as Rembrandt have often understood the absorbency and beauty of washi and the unique imagery it creates. Today, with the use of screenprinting, etching, lino cutting, and chine colle there are so many contemporary artists, like Simon Fowler, Emilie Pugh and Daniel Clark  (to name but a few), who are exploring the potential of washi in exciting new ways since it has become more accessible in a wide range through Shepherds in the UK

Connect with some surprising works of great European artists who adopted Washi early on to maximize their expression. Be inspired by 21st century examples by artists and craftspersons who are using its strength, translucence, malleability and tactility to create unique works - and whole new genres of art and craft.

Illustrated talk by Nancy Jacobi  from The Japanese Paper Place.

Very pleased to add that special guests; Japanese Papermaker Yasumasa Kubo (maker UNESCO designated Hosokawa), as well as Takao Moriki (of Moriki Kozo fame) will also be in attendance, so we will be in good company.

This seminar is free to all, and will be accompanied by light refreshments. Shepherd's will also be offering discounts on Japanese Paper and other Archival Products on the evening.