Mastering the Art of Kumiko with Taeho Kwon June 27-July 1, 2022
Kumiko is a delicate and sophisticated technique of assembling wooden pieces without the use of nails. Thinly slit wooden pieces are grooved, punched, mortised and then fitted individually using a plane, saw, chisel and other tools to make fine adjustments. In this five day workshop, students will be introduced to making a Kumiko panel in traditional Japanese methods. Taeho will show students ways to cut pieces accurately with repeatability and how to achieve perfect 45°/90° grids, which is the foundation of Kumiko. Students in this class will learn ways to embellish their work in nearly every project that comes their way. Kumiko wooden art originated in Japan around 600 AD.