Ask an Artist Interview with Will Francis, Japanese Woodblock Printer

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By Laura Boswell and Peter Keegan, Laura Boswell, and Peter Keegan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If you are a teacher one of the things you hope for is that one day you will teach someone who will then go on to greater things. Laura gave Will Francis his first lessons in Japanese woodblock printing after he had been trying to teach himself - and finding it hard. Will is now a professional carver and printer of Japanese woodblock prints: working in collaboration with illustrator Jed Henry they produce prints of contemporary culture, but using historic techniques. Will talks about his journey, his passion for the process and about how the current health crisis has affected his business.

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