Ayu Tomikawa is an artist who practices the ancient art of woodblock printmaking. Born in Japan, she was inspired by folklore, manga, and sci-fi at a young age, and you can see the influence in her art. Although woodblock printing has a long tradition in her home country of Japan, she didn’t begin printmaking until after moving to the United States, in her mid-20s.
Ayu will be demonstrating the process of printmaking, from carving the woodblocks to the final multicolored print at Maker Faire this weekend. If you’re planning to be there, check her out! Use the Maker Faire app to plan your time at Maker Faire wisely (For iOS and Android).