This is the second part of our exhibition at Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan. Tiny teapots in a Japanese garden! Each teapot has a poem inside.
Working with delicate calligraphy paper and traditional ink because that’s what I can find easily at the dollar store! Of course, here it’s called the 100 yen store.
I love doing sumi here. In the states, most people have no idea what suminagashi is, and if they do it’s usually along the lines of “Oh sure, my kid did that one day in kindergarten.” While I love that suminagashi is such an easy and accessible art form, it’s a little like telling a painter that your kid enjoys finger painting… 🙄 Here, everyone actually knows what it is! And they’re at least polite enough to comment on the difficulty involved 😂
Miriam Sagan and I have been invited to do a month long artist residency at Studio Kura in Japan! Follow their blog for updates on our adventures, and expect some photos here!
Studio Kura’s website: https://studiokura.info/en/