Aimee's hanji studio
My hanji studio is equipped for Korean and European papermaking, with additional tools for Japanese papermaking. Visits are welcome by appointment. The first hanji studio that I built (in 2010) is at the Morgan Conservatory, equipped for two sizes of hanji making with the first fully stainless-steel naginata in the U.S., custom built by David Reina. Other places that have incorporated a hanji vat into their studio spaces include Dieu Donné, Women’s Studio Workshop, Wells College Book Arts Center, and private studios run by past students.
In my current Cleveland-area studio, I make paper and art, teach students, and train assistants. I support Korean diaspora students, including those with adoptee, multi-racial, international, and Korean as a second language backgrounds. Korea has no formal programs to learn hanji making in depth, especially for those who do not speak Korean, so I teach a week-long hanji retreat every July and short intensive courses on single topics like jiseung, natural dyeing, and paper thread. I offer private sessions and workshops on request.