Orizome and Suminagashi – Japanese Marbling Weekend

Lucy May Schofield

26–27 October 2024, 10am – 4pm


Lucy May Schofield


examples of marbling; multiple patterns and muted cyan colours
examples of marbling prints on Japanese paper; multiple colours and patterns
photo of marbling in process; ink and marbled print

Using Orizome and Suminagashi Japanese dyeing and marbling techniques, you will explore the effects of geometric folding forms and fluid lines on mulberry paper to create endless combinations of possible patterns and colour. The course promises an insight into several traditional Japanese practices which continue to be in use and still mastered today.

Catering for artists with an interest in paper, printmaking, bookbinding, and a love of repeat and random pattern making, this weekend course promises time for experimentation and exploration of cross-processes. You can expect to leave the workshop with a wide and beautiful selection of high-quality hand decorative papers to use in your practice as an artist, book maker or printer.

Course Structure

To follow shortly

About the Tutor

Lucy May Schofield studied BA Print Media at London College of Printing before being awarded a two year Arts Council funded residency at Manchester School of Art. In 2015 Schofield was joint recipient of a grant from the British Council to exhibit a collaborative work at the IMPACT 9 Printmaking Conference. She has undertaken artist residencies in Japan, Iceland, California, Scotland and is currently based in rural Northumbria as part of a year long artist residency programme with VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities). Schofield’s work has been recently exhibited at The Manchester Contemporary, Art Toronto and The London Art Fair.

Drawn to isolated places and spaces that are at once remote or time extending, Schofield is interested in exploring how spaces impact on our sense of dislocation or belonging. Her practice explores language, impermanence, vulnerability and belonging in terms of the cultural narratives we inhabit.