LAK, Lipsius Building

Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden



12 November - LAK-Workshop: Washi (Japanese paper making)

Handmade Japanese washi paper is known worldwide for its beauty, strength and durability. Although the origins of paper making lies in China, Japan elevated paper making to art. In 2014, UNESCO decided to add the traditional form of Japanese paper making to the list of intangible heritage.

During the workshop you will learn about this ancient craft by carrying out a number of steps of the creative process: preparation of raw materials, making it pulpbad and create paper. We combine Eastern and Western raw materials and use different cast and shovel techniques to obtain unique results. There will also be appealed to your creativity.