Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28078] Re: first post (Sharri LaPierre)
  2. [Baren 28079] ("I Millard")
  3. [Baren 28080] Re: Tokuriki... (Julio.Rodriguez #
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Message 1
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 09:17:03 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28078] Re: first post
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Welcome Chris! Is Joe Fedderson still teaching at Evergreen? You are
well located to attend the Summit in Aug. 06 - you just have to dash
down the road and you're here! Hope you will plan on it. It looks
like quite a few Evergreen folks popped their little heads up for all
to see. Way to go, guys!!

[Baren 28079]
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Message 2
From: "I Millard"
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 14:40:57 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28079]
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>Dear Ian,
>I use the Guerra dispersions for my own hanga and they are WONDERFUL! But
>you won't want to use their binders and thickeners for hanga -- all you
>need is rice paste or methyl cellulose and the dispersions (you 'could' add
>a little gum and or glue if you like, but it's really not necessary, at
>least for the pigments I've been using)...
>-- Mike Lyon

Thanks for the info Mike. You are correct, their binders don't work all
that well.
Do you have a recommended rice paste? Is there much difference between
brands? Is there anything else I should/could add to make the pigment/paste
mixture thinner or thicker?

>Ian, I enjoyed looking at your linocuts. I noticed on your main site that
>you're a designer. Are you doing blockprints for clients? I'm curious, as
>I'm an illustrator, and although I'm new to woodblock printing I'm hoping
>be able to sometimes incorporate woodblock into my commercial work.
>-- Annie B, Northampton MA

I design, create and maintain websites as a full time job. Block printing
is a hobby to relieve the stresses of work. I don't see the 2 crossing paths
but you never know what the future will bring :-)

- Ian
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Message 3
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 16:41:51 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28080] Re: Tokuriki...
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I was going thru some my old web pages and remembered that there are at
least a couple of bareners (Lynita, David Stones, etc) who studied with
and/or at the Kyoto studio of Tomikichiro Tokuriki. Back in 1998 I put up
on my website an article/interview with the artist that was done by print
collector/aficionado Oliver Statler. The artist lived to the very old age
of 97.

The article may survive my website redesign in some form but in case any
of the artist's fans are interested it can still be found at this link:

For a more detailed biography you can link to:

thanks....Julio Rodriguez (Skokie, Illinois)