For the first conference of the year, Yona and I drove up to Richmond, CA for the CODEX International Book Fair 2013 held from February 10th – 13th.
We experienced beautiful weather for the duration of the conference, and the new venue, the beautiful waterfront Craneway Pavilion was filled with light and exuberance from the visitors and exhibitors.
Being able to meet and talk to our customers is always a wonderful feeling, and this particular conference was an opportunity to do just that, as well as discover new customers that love using our papers. Here are some of whom we were able to meet; my sincere apologies to those we missed…. Continue reading
“Shadow of a Man”
Prints: 38″ x 96″
Artist Kevin Welsh sent us pictures of his recent works:
November 8, 2012 – February 8, 2013
Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica Beach
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2012 6-8 PM
Artist Melinda Smith Altshuler will be showing her recent works using our CK Color Kozo papers at the Annenberg Beach House!
Don’t miss the opening reception next Thursday!
Upcoming Solo Exhibition
November 10 – December 22, 2012
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H2S 2L7
by Ewa Monika Zebrowski
Using thin, inkjet coated Japanese paper, artist Ewa Monika Zebrowski shows her latest photographic works (the dreamy “en passant“) at the Galerie Art Mûr starting from November 10.
In Memory of Mr. Naohachi Usami, 8th generation head of the Kyoto Shōkaku-dō Conservation Studio.
It is with heavy heart that we received the news of the passing of Mr. Naohachi Usami. We will remember his kindness, work, and collaborations with conservators and students around the world. His generosity welcomed Hiromi Paper’s Washi Tours into his studio and has given us very valuable information on conservation materials and techniques. His two sons, the elder being successor & the younger having his own conservation studio “Usami Shutokudo”, continue to be supportive, and we are very thankful for that.
Edit: A word from Paul Wills about Mr. Naohachi Usami’s legacy:
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Scrolls in production – species images being screenprinted over the golden sargassum
Pyramid Atlantic and the Sargasso Sea Alliance (SSA) collaboration: screen printed Sargasso Sea Scrolls on HPR-01 Okawara Roll currently on view in the Washington Printmakers Gallery (WPG).
For more information, check out:pyramidscreenprint.blogspot.com/2012/04/sargasso-sea-scrolls.html
Five rolls of Okawara paper were ordered from Hiromi for the project, and the scrolls are now completed and are being taken to Bermuda next week for unveiling and exhibition there at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on Thursday 20th September at 6.00pm.
The Sargasso Sea flows around the island of Bermuda in the Atlantic and is host to a wide variety of endemic and endangered sea species. The scrolls have been made to raise awareness for both Pyramid Atlantic and the Sargasso Sea Alliance – which is striving to protect the Sargasso Sea and its associated marine species under international law.
The idea was conceived by 2 board members of Pyramid Atlantic, Marti Ittner and Jenny Freestone. Artists from around the world were approached and ask to submit drawings of some of the marine species that live in, or make use of, the Sargasso Sea. The scrolls comprise a set of 3 panels of Okawara paper, each 2’6′ wide by 8′ high
Under the direction of Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic, photographic images of the sargassum weed have been digitally printed on gold on each panel. The artists’ drawings have been converted to digital images, and screenprinted onto the panels. The scrolls are in an edition of 5. Six portfolios, each containing containing a full set of each marine species (on Okawara) are also under production.
If interested in purchasing or for further information, please contact Pyramid Atlantic!
Beautiful prints on handmade paper by wholesale art house studio, Natural Curosities:
Modern Circle – [on Echizen Hanga Dosa Natural paper]
This series of three-color silkscreen prints is all about color interaction. We played with the transparency of the inks, which creates numerous colors as they overlap. The ink absorbs beautifully onto the handmade Japanese paper, made in the province of Echizen, giving the prints a warmth very characteristic of this paper.
Modern Rectangle – [on Bhutan Mitsumata Natural paper]
This series of one-color silkscreen prints was inspired by the paintings of Mark Rothko, in which big color fields interact with each other. The prints are on a beautiful Japanese style Bhutan Paper, made with 100% Mitsumata fibers, acid-free and unsized. These prints are pure in the way that they are all about the color and the paper. The absence of shapes allows us to experience the beauty of the isolated color. These prints evoke a feeling of Zen that is very calming in any space.