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Ema Shin

Japanese-Australian artist Ema Shin studied traditional and contemporary printmaking in Japan and has held solo and group exhibitions internationally.  The Melbourne-based artist’s work not only utilizes printmaking but may also include other techniques and mediums such as paper-maché, embroidery, weaving and collage with each design often depicting femininity, sexuality and domesticity.

The artist can be followed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Ema Shin.

Katsuyuki Nishijima

Katsuyuki Nishijima was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1945.  Since childhood he has loved Ukiyoe (woodblock prints) and after experimenting with various forms of printing processes he focused on the “creative print” style of woodblock printmaking.  His work is extremely popular depicting subjects of old traditional Japanese rural houses and landscape in and around Kyoto.  He is a contemporary modern artist using the same traditional printing technique not machine made.  Many examples of his artwork can be seen here at Artelino.

Images:  Courtesy of Katsuyuki Nishijima.

Clay Canoe

Wyan McAllister and Kyle Roddenby are the designers and makers behind the Australian ceramic studio, Clay Canoe.  Their backyard kiln has produced platters, plates, condiment dishes, bowls and spoons.  Ceramic vases and contemporary pottery sculptures are the newest additions to their line. There is a definite Japanese aesthetic influence particularly in their Nogochi series. 

The artisans can be followed on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Clay Canoe.