Enrol in Japanese Washi Lamp Workshop
Course Code: ARTS2526
Design and create a Washi lamp based on the art form developed by Isamu Noguchi. Solder the wire frame, create a pattern for the shade and assemble the finished lamp with the inclusion of a simple low wattage electric light bulb socket. Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers made from the long inner fibres of the bark of three plants, all native to Japan - Kozo, Misumata and Gampi. Kozo (mulberry paper) is said to be the 'masculine element', the protector, thick and strong. Misumata is the 'feminine element', graceful, delicate, soft and modest. Gampi was the earliest and is considered to be the noblest fibre, noted for its richness, dignity and longevity. It has an exquisite natural sheen and a natural 'sized' finish that does not bleed when written or painted on. Other fibres are sometimes used for paper or mixed in for decorative effect.