Suminagashi Workshop in Shropshire


Ludlow, Saturday August 3rd, 10 – 4, £85, including all materials and lunch.

The art of suminagashi (floating ink), the ancient Japanese form of paper marbling, is both compelling and intriguing, dating back to the Heian period of Japan (794-1185).

Learning and playing with the process of suminagashi allows your creativity to flow as you make beautiful designs, each one completely different to the next. It’s such a meditative process, you may well be surprised at how immersed you become in the activity: a truly mindful practice.

The workshop will give you an understanding of the materials, tools and process with plenty of practice on both small and large troughs. Take home many sheets of suminagashi for use in bookbinding and other paper arts.

Sarah Amatt is a professional paper marbler with extensive knowledge of both Turkish and suminagashi marbling as well as bookbinding. Teaching the craft is a particular joy. Her work is held in The Olga Hirsch Collection, British Library, The Rosamund B. Loring Collection, Harvard and others.

Some feedback from a previous student.

 “A day of discovery and delight, the Suminagashi workshop was engrossing, intoxicating and uplifting on so many levels…”        Jane Pickett, potter

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