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Making a Japanese woodblock print for the Summer Exhibition

Published 19 July 2016

In this video, Rebecca Salter RA explains the traditional tools and techniques used by the Sato Woodblock Workshop in Kyoto when creating her print for the Summer Exhibition 2016.

  • Rebecca Salter RA studied Japanese woodblock printmaking during the six years she spent living in Japan. A passionate advocate of this traditional craft, she commissioned the Sato Woodblock Workshop in Kyoto to produce her limited-edition print Tessella 1 and 2 for the Summer Exhibition 2016. In the video below, she gives a step-by-step introduction to the art of Japanese woodblock printing.

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    Using traditional Japanese woodblock techniques in contemporary printing

    In this video, which features footage recorded by Rebecca Salter on one of her trips to Japan, the Royal Academician demonstrates the tools and techniques used in traditional woodblock printing.

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