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Slow Craft in Action: katagami printing techniques

How do museum objects directly inspire and inform creative studio-based students? That is the question at the heart of MoDA’s current research project, Katagami in Practice: Japanese Stencils in the Art School. Katagami stencils are a traditional tool for applying pattern to cloth: but how can we encourage today’s artists and design practitioners to use […]

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Drawing Inspiration from Katagami Stencils

Sarah Desmarais was a participant in MoDA’s current research project, Katagami in Practice: Japanese stencils in the Art School. Her research focused on the practice of making, and how it can be used to approach the katagami reflectively, critically and creatively. Sarah’s response goes beyond simply noting the stencils as examples of interesting motifs, technical […]

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