Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sukey Hughes is a foremost authority on Wahsi-Japanese papermaking

I'm not sure if you are aware of what sort of work Sukey Hughes has done in her life.
From www. Quatoyiah Murry writes:
Initially created as a means of wrapping and later writing, hand papermaking became a traditional art form in Japan many centuries ago. In 1978, author Sukey Hughes published her landmark book, Washi: The World of Japanese Paper, in an attempt to keep the technique alive and thriving in the 20th century. With SUKEY HUGHES AND THE WORLD OF JAPANESE PAPER: A RETURN TO THE SOURCE, Hughes brings her expertise to the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum in the form of an exhibition, complete with photos, documents and artifacts gathered during her research in Japan. Through Jan. 29. Free. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 500 10th St. 404-894-7840.

Below is a link to a fascinating interview by Steve Miller with Sukey Hughes

(I'm not sure why I cannot make this link hot so please cut and paste the address)

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