26 x 26 inch woodblock

Book: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop to be released August 4, 2015book cover

Three years in the writing, a lifetime in the making, Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, A Modern Guide to an Ancient Art, by April Vollmer, is being published by Watson-Guptill. A comprehensive handbook of materials, techniques and resources the book is intended to make this waterbased technique accessible to contemporary artists.

Press Release–Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

The book can be pre-ordered from www.

Facebook artist/author page is here.

Book web page with additional information:




Volume 23, Numbers 1 & 2, 2015
The Global Print: practice, platform, and
international springboard
 vollmer Crossing woodblock


Art in Print Blackout Announcement

I was pleased to see an announcement of the publication of my edition “Blackout” in Art in Print.

Blackout woodcut print

print made from two blocks, the fern printed multiple times











Grabado y Edición is a bi-lingual Spanish/English review of new ideas in printmaking. This month’s edition includes my article on the history of mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock printing. It begins with an historical overview of the use of the technique from ukioyo-e prints of the 18th Century through the sosaku individualist printmakers of the early 20th Century and ends with a discussion of the wide range of international contemporary artists who recognize the technique for its flexibility. It is illustrated with woodblock prints by Katie Baldwin, Mike Lyon, Michael Schneider, and myself.
For a pdf of this seven page article: GrabadoMokuhangaRenaissance
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Art in Print: My article, Mokuhanga International, has been published in Art in Print, Volume 2, Number 2. The article is a review of the current state of mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock technique, in contemporary art outside Japan. It includes a brief overview of the history starting with the famous Edo period ukiy0-e prints, through the eclipse of the technique during the 20th century, and then the current renewal of interest in the technique for creative artists.

A PDF of the article can be seen here: ArtinPrintVol2MokuhangaInternationalArticle

The updated version is on line at: Art In Print Mokuhanga International on line Please support this informative journal of the print world by subscribing, on line or in print, at: Art In Print on line Subscription

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Mokuhanga – Japanese Woodblock Printing
in Central Booking Magazine, November, 2010

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Printmaking as Alchemy: Etching, woodcut and digital printing as tools of transformation, Contemporary Impressions, Spring 2003

Cover: SCIENCE – J. Amer. Assn. for the Advancement of Science, Vol.297, No.5585, 23 Aug 2002
Roman Fugu DNA Edition: hanga woodcut

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Hanga Woodcut Prints, illustrated. OIA Newsletter, Summer 2000

Digital Printing on Kozo Paper. World of Washi, Summer 2000, Vol. 6, No. 3

Moku Hanga: Traditional Japanese Woodcut. Printmaking Today Winter 1998, Vol. 7, No. 4