Making Your Own Sumi

Mara Cozzolino

Mokuhanga Artist, Italy

Referencing the fierce heat and recent forest fires brought about by climate change in southern Europe, Mara Cozzolino demonstrates a simple method of making sumi using burnt wood remains from local fires. This charcoal she mixes with locally sourced organic binders, then shows the various results that can be achieved with this ink in woodblock print.

The pre-recorded demonstration will be followed by a live roundtable discussion, in which participants can discuss their own experiments using local materials.