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Japanese and Chinese stamp making

Exploring vast spaces through small stamp designs

Exploring vast spaces through small stamp designs

At our first regular 篆刻 tenkoku (seal engraving) group on zoom we had fun pioneering Japanese and Chinese stamp making online! This time we mainly worked on designs for our in 印 stamps. After a short intro by Blair to the practice, his experience of… Read More »Exploring vast spaces through small stamp designs

Seal carving and blowing stone dust at the Japanese Garden at Cowden

Seal carving and blowing stone dust at the Japanese Garden at Cowden

On a blustery day with the March sun shining through the clouds into the garden and our cozy workspace, we enjoyed practicing Tenkoku 篆刻 seal carving to create our own stamps or inkan (more commonly known as hanko). It is a captivating process and was… Read More »Seal carving and blowing stone dust at the Japanese Garden at Cowden