Sheryl Oppenheim

Suminagashi is the oldest form of marbling, which originated in Japan in the 12th century. My suminagashi marbling is heavily indebted to and inspired by late 19th/early 20th century Kyoto suminagashi master Tokutaru Yagi’s text, Suminagashi-zome, which was translated to English and published by Heyeck Press in the 1990s. Most of my marbling is done on handmade Japanese paper (called washi), especially sekishu papers made by Akira Kubota and Kensho Ishimoto. 

墨流し I am always trying to learn as much as I can about current practicioners of suminagashi in Japan. If you are one or know of anyone, please send me an email.

Suminagashi below from 2019. Earlier suminagashi can be seen in my books Ugly Children and Sea of Plates (2017), Touching (2018), and Hard to Say (2019)