An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer - one of the best known Japanese woodblock printing practitioners and instructors in the West - combines her deep knowledge of the historic printmaking practice with expert instruction and presents a collection of diverse and gorgeous prints by leading contemporary artists in the medium, as well as her own work. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative types who are drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics and are looking to experiment in other media.
April Vollmer is an artist and printmaker living in New York City. She works primarily in mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock. In addition to exhibiting her work she teaches classes at workshops across the country. Her work has been published in journals including Science, Printmaking Today, and Contemporary Impressions and has been exhibited at AIR Gallery, the Islip Art Museum, Henry St. Settlement, and internationally.