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Conditioning the Maru Bake Brush The Japanese Maru Bake brush is made of dense, coarse horse hair embedded in a bamboo handle. Prior to use, it needs to be conditioned by singeing, and later splitting, the hair either on a hotplate, or with a flame. I chose the hotplate method,…

….so for the last few years I’ve been working on woodcuts,your basic run-of-the-mill relief type woodcut printmakingthat western printmakers do.A year or so ago,I became intrigued with theJapanese style of woodblock printing calledMoku Hanga.Unfortunately there aren’t any Moku Hangaworkshops in, or around our area. There are a few availablein different…

LILLSTREET ART CENTER www.lillstreet.com When I went to the SGC conference this year I learned about several Printmaking Studios in the country. One that is not too far away and seemed quite versatile and active is LILLSTREET ART CENTER in Chicago. They have a broad range of artist opportunities from…