Momigami Paper Vessels

A contemporary sculptural approach to an ancient Japanese craft

Momigami: The Japanese Art of Kneading Paper

Experimental Exploration

Learn the ancient Japanese craft of hand kneading paper known as Momigami, as you dive into an experimental contemporary approach to create elegant 3D sculptural vessels with tantalizing texture and interesting surface design.

Finding freedom in intuitive expression


Beginning with an overview of the ancient craft of momigami as the foundation of our work, I’ll guide participants through the process of working out design concepts with an intuitive approach to create a sculptural 3D work with and without inner support structures. 

Techniques covered in this course include:

  • The ancient craft of hand kneading paper known as momigami
  • developing experimental sculptural designs
  • surface design and details
  • attaching elements to the interior
  • creating lidded vessels
  • finishing techniques with and without the use of encaustic wax. (access to my basics of encaustic video will be made available to participants who request it.)
  • Discussion will include displaying work and functional uses.

This workshop will guide you each step of the way, from paper selection, creating the traditional paste, hand kneading paper, proper attachment techniques, developing experimental intuitive layers and surface details that make the entire work a tactile, visceral experience for artist and viewer.

This is a live online workshop taught in two 3-hour sessions:

  • Dates: Instant access to recording of session 1! Join session 2 live online Thursday March 7th
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm CST
  • Schedule conflict or late Registration? The workshop will be recorded and access to each recording will be available within 24-48 hours after the session ends.* 
  • Registration closes March 5th. 
  • Cost: $125 registration.  
  • Supply list can be viewed here.

*Upon purchase you will be redirected to a page with the access link and password for the recording from session 1, plus the login details to join us live on zoom for session 2. Recordings will be available to stream for 6 months after workshop ends. 


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