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Global crafts: Woodblock prints with Wuon-Gean Ho (2022)
Digital Artefact
Ho, W. (2022). Global crafts: Woodblock prints with Wuon-Gean Ho. [https://japaninnorwich.org/2022/03/31/s2e23-global-crafts-woodblock-prints/]

This week Oliver is joined by Wuon-Gean Ho, printmaker and research associate at the University of West England’s Centre for Print Research, to discuss the place of mokuhanga, or woodblock printmaking, in the global spread of traditional crafts. Wuon... Read More about Global crafts: Woodblock prints with Wuon-Gean Ho.

How was it made? Linocut | Print techniques | Wuon-Gean Ho | V&A (2022)
Digital Artefact
Ho, W. (2022). How was it made? Linocut | Print techniques | Wuon-Gean Ho | V&A. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltiskoXIK2I&t=2s]

Follow printmaker Wuon-Gean Ho as she creates a linocut print using traditional Japanese woodblock gouges, discusses her process and the fellow printmakers that have inspired her. Discover how she imbues emotion and weaves narratives through her imag... Read More about How was it made? Linocut | Print techniques | Wuon-Gean Ho | V&A.

Making colour break, bend and bounce (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ho, W. (2021, December). Making colour break, bend and bounce. Paper presented at International Mokuhanga Conference Sumi-Fusion, Nara, Japan

Goma-zuri is a printing technique in Japanese woodblock which is characterised by specks of pigment that form a spotty rather than a flat layer of colour. Sometimes regarded as a beginner’s mistake, the Sosaku-hanga (creative print) movement of artis... Read More about Making colour break, bend and bounce.

Interdisciplinary thinking and creativity (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ho, W. (2021, November). Interdisciplinary thinking and creativity. Presented at International Conference on Innovation in Visual Arts (ICIVA'21), Amity University, Delhi, India

Various life experiences can feed creativity. My professional training as a veterinarian was an unusual foundation for lateral thinking and creative improvisation. A lucky scholarship to study printmaking in Japan developed my technical ability. Shar... Read More about Interdisciplinary thinking and creativity.

Interdisciplinary practice and creativity thinking in visual arts (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ho, W. (2021, November). Interdisciplinary practice and creativity thinking in visual arts. Presented at International Conference on Innovation in Visual Arts (ICIVA'21), Amity University, Delhi

Various life experiences can feed creativity. My professional training as a veterinarian was an unusual foundation for lateral thinking and creative improvisation. A lucky scholarship to study printmaking in Japan developed my technical ability. Shar... Read More about Interdisciplinary practice and creativity thinking in visual arts.

Touch: Reflections on making - a crafted digital event (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S., Fahy, N., & Ho, W. (2021, September). Touch: Reflections on making - a crafted digital event. Paper presented at The Image, Twelfth International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

This paper reports on the online symposium titled Touch: Reflections on Making developed between the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England and the UK Crafts Council in December 2020. The event addressed the th... Read More about Touch: Reflections on making - a crafted digital event.

The craftsperson, tacit knowledge and digital embodiment (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C., Ho, W., & D'Agnano, F. (2021, July). The craftsperson, tacit knowledge and digital embodiment. Presented at EVA, London

We are increasingly living in a world of digital interfaces, computer screens for work, VR headsets for entertainment, displays in cars and on coffee machines. Computers, robotics and AI are beginning to present new ways and possibilities that can fo... Read More about The craftsperson, tacit knowledge and digital embodiment.

Welcome to issue three (2021)
Journal Article
Ho, W. (2021). Welcome to issue three. IMPACT Printmaking Journal,

Three observations on filming tactility and movement in crafts-based practice: A preliminary investigation (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Ho, W. (2021). Three observations on filming tactility and movement in crafts-based practice: A preliminary investigation. https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.4407

This extended abstract accompanies a research film submission. This film makes three observations on the filming of tactility and movement in order to adequately convey tacit knowledge in embodied ways. The author, Wuon-Gean Ho, studied the craft... Read More about Three observations on filming tactility and movement in crafts-based practice: A preliminary investigation.

Dream lunch (2021)
Journal Article
Ho, W. (2021). Dream lunch. World Wide Wontons,

Wuon-Gean Ho’s Dream Lunch looks at personal depictions of food and consider how these have changed in recent months of solitude. Wuon-Gean reflects on how printmaking has some parallels with cooking, in the gathering of ingredients with a goal in mi... Read More about Dream lunch.

Printmaking and time based media (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ho, W. (2021, March). Printmaking and time based media. Presented at Remote Contact, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

PRINTMAKING HAS INCREASINGLY LENT ITSELF to being represented in time-based media. While there is a rich history of documentary films that show the artist or printer at work, the print as multiple, often variable, and as a process is increasingly bec... Read More about Printmaking and time based media.

Dream lunch (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ho, W. (2021, March). Dream lunch. Presented at Remote Contact, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

DURING THE FIRST MONTHS of the pandemic the intimate connection of food and our stability was amplified. We stockpiled beans, devoured ice1 cream novelties and became increasingly aware of the instability and inequity of the entire food system. While... Read More about Dream lunch.

Narrative color (2021)
Journal Article
Ho, W. (in press). Narrative color. The Californian Printmaker: The Journal Of The Californian Society Of Printmakers,

In this paper Wuon-Gean Ho outlines how color has played a narrative role in her printed works of the past four years. She talks about how she uses a specific way of applying ink that extends the color range of each plate and how the resulting effect... Read More about Narrative color.

Welcome to issue two (2020)
Journal Article
Ho, W. (2020). Welcome to issue two. IMPACT Printmaking Journal,

Printmaking: A Maker’s Guide (2020)
Book Chapter
Ho, W. (in press). Printmaking: A Maker’s Guide. In Printmaking a Maker's Guide. London: Thames and Hudson

Printmaking: A Maker’s Guide (Published by Thames and Hudson) Chapter on Linocut and Japanese woodblock (in progress at the moment). Due out Sept 2020