The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at UWE Bristol will be offering a series of continuing professional development courses (CPD) aimed at, amongst others, artists, craftspeople, communicators, photographers, teachers and managers.
Japanese Scroll (maki-mono) & Accordion (ori-hon) Book Making This is an intensive two-day workshop learning the traditional Japanese art of scroll making. This structure is the oldest form of book in Japan, combining washi (mulberry paper), nori (rice paste) and cloth.
Over the two days you will learn the techniques of backing cloth with paper to create book cloth using the urauchi method, alongside the skills to attach sections of paper or prints together to create invisible, seamless pages stretching for meters, bound with silk ribbon.
The materials used for the scroll are all archival and sourced in Japan. The traditional processes taught on this workshop will allow you to use these skills in contemporary book arts projects. This workshop is being hosted exclusively for Centre for Fine Print Research. You can expect to leave the workshop with a beautiful cloth bound scroll with lacquered wooden ends containing several meters of mulberry paper pages and the skills and confidence to make more scrolls in the future at home.
This course is ideally suited to those with some book making experience, however all the basic methods of Japanese binding will be covered. Day One: We will see examples of scrolls and discuss the process, beginning with learning the useful skill of preparing nori paste and honing the urauchi method of backing cloth with paper. We will saw the wooden dowels and prepare them for attaching lacquered ends, head and tail. We will create the bishi, the tail of Japanese paper that attaches the pages to the dowel. Day Two: We will attach a decorative paper to the back of the silk (the endpaper), a thin bamboo rod and thread the silk ribbon through the cover. We will then learn the technique to attach each page to one another to form the body of the scroll and to the bishi. To complete the scroll, we will use nori paste to attach the cloth cover to the pages.
Date and time:
22 - 23 July
9.30am - 4.30pm
2021 courses will take place at both UWE’s Bower Ashton (City) Campus and UWE Frenchay Campus. Course locations for each course are to be confirmed.