Showing posts from January, 2015

Hanji kits

This week I've tried to maximize my time and instead of cutting Hanji items out of cardboard by hand, I decided to piece together some of the kits I've collected over the years. Many of these kits are more than 10 years old and have been with me since I left Korea and during my travels to different countries around the world.
These days I usually cut out my own items using a thick cardboard and a very sharp craft knife using one of the patterns I've drawn up.  The beauty of this is that because of a lot of trial and correction over the years I now know that everything fits nicely. There's always the odd occasion when lines aren't cut as precisely as they should be and small tweaks need to be made, but they're usually very easily correctable.

What I've found is that I can't assume that the kits are going to be better and quicker as well as producing a more precise article. You would expect that this would be the case with machinery doing the cutting wit…

Life so interesting .......

My time has suddenly got busier as I prepare for my Hanji Exhibition, 'HANJI - ..from paper to purpose', in April.  It seems ages away but I know all too well that time will fly and with other commitments along the way I'd hate to run out of time and not complete the tasks I've set for myself. 
I'm one of those annoying people who have to get things just right and I probably spend too much time on achieving the highest level I possibly can but I guess that's what makes me the person I am and makes my work unique. 
I have lists written up all around the room for things I'd like to achieve each day and sometimes I do all of them plus some, and others, there's no way it's going to happen. I guess they'll all out-way each other in the long run and the main thing is that everything gets done in the end.

Renovations on our house are almost complete and we're really pleased with what we've achieved to make our living more comfortable and more o…

'Hanji - from paper to purpose' exhibition, etc ......

2015 is shaping up to be one of my most exciting Hanji years yet.

I'll be holding a Hanji exhibition here in Adelaide entitled 'Hanji - from paper to purpose', from April 3rd to 26th at Mrs Harris' Shop Gallery in Torrensville, just 10 mins from the city of Adelaide.

This means a lot of work between now and then as I look forward to making some new pieces of Hanji, including a new photographic collection as well as a Traditional Korean and a modern collection. I will not only display and have for sale pieces of my Hanji but also, I'll be explaining what Hanji is all about with posters and pictures of paper making, along with hands on demonstrations and an audio visual display.

As far as I'm aware this is a first for Adelaide  and I look forward to including the Korean community in this event.

After the exhibition I'll be heading to South Korea to attend the Jeonju Hanji Culture festival which is expected to take place on the first weekend in May.  I visi…