SILVIA

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT (15/12/2019)

L’esperienza nell’atelier di Mara è stata meravigliosa. Abbiamo passato una mattinata unica, scoprendo la bellissima tecnica della xilografia giapponese e mettendoci alla prova, sempre aiutati dai suoi preziosi consigli. Vorremmo già replicare! Complimenti Mara e grazie di tutto!

JOANNE

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT (22/11/2017)

In the lovely old center of Aviglana Mara has a small but beautiful decorated workshop where she taught me how to do the basics of Japanese printing. She has a lot of patience, can tell everything about the art culture in Japan an has a lot of passion for her craft. I wanten to make some prints for one of my books and she was totally in for skme experimenting.
The workshop of Mara is one of the pearls of Italian Stories!

CARLA

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT (29/10/2017)

Stampe giapponesi, queste sconosciute, mi hanno regalato, grazie alla capacità di Mara, momenti di piacere. Il risultato finale di ampia soddisfazione, anche se era la prima volta che mi approcciavo a tale tecnica.
Carla

ALESSANDRA

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT (12/06/2017)

Mara è stata un'ottima guida per scoprire la storia della xilografia giapponese ed una meravigliosa insegnante da cui apprendere i primi rudimenti dell'intaglio e della stampa. Ha saputo trasmettermi tutta la sua passione e la curiosità che nutre nei confronti di un'antica arte che continua a rivelare nuovi interessanti aspetti.

MARA | Engraver

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THE STORY

My atelier is located at the heart of the medieval village of Avigliana. It is an amazing small town very close to Turin. I have always been living there, and finally in December 2015 I realized my dream and I opened my atelier.
I've always been interested in etching techniques, and for a long period I practiced copper engraving. Then, five years ago, looking for a more environmentally friendly technique, I found out the Japanese Xilography that has become my job and passion.
It is the exact same method used by the ancients to create the well-known prints Ukiyo-e. Nowadays it is moving more and more artists from all over the world, fascinated by the creative opportunities in addition to the eco-friendly impact.
Come to visit me in my atelier and you'll discover the magic and charm beyond this technique. The wood molds are etched by hand. Later they are manually printed with water colors, without using the printing press.
You will find out everything you've ever wanted to know about these beautiful prints. All the materials and the processes needed to create them, and why not to try to create something by your own!!

MARA | Engraver


THE STORY
My atelier is located at the heart of the medieval village of Avigliana. It is an amazing small town very close to Turin. I have always been living there, and finally in December 2015 I realized my dream and I opened my atelier. I've always been interested in etching techniques, and for a long period I practiced copper engraving. Then, five years ago, looking for a more environmentally friendly technique, I found out the Japanese Xilography that has become my job and passion. It is the exact same method used by the ancients to create the well-known prints Ukiyo-e. Nowadays it is moving more and more artists from all over the world, fascinated by the creative opportunities in addition to the eco-friendly impact. Come to visit me in my atelier and you'll discover the magic and charm beyond this technique. The wood molds are etched by hand. Later they are manually printed with water colors, without using the printing press. You will find out everything you've ever wanted to know about these beautiful prints. All the materials and the processes needed to create them, and why not to try to create something by your own!!
ASK FOR A CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE OR DATE

WISH LIST

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REVIEWS
SILVIA

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT (15/12/2019)

L’esperienza nell’atelier di Mara è stata meravigliosa. Abbiamo passato una mattinata unica, scoprendo la bellissima tecnica della xilografia giapponese e mettendoci alla prova, sempre aiutati dai suoi preziosi consigli. Vorremmo già replicare! Complimenti Mara e grazie di tutto!
JOANNE

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT (22/11/2017)

In the lovely old center of Aviglana Mara has a small but beautiful decorated workshop where she taught me how to do the basics of Japanese printing. She has a lot of patience, can tell everything about the art culture in Japan an has a lot of passion for her craft. I wanten to make some prints for one of my books and she was totally in for skme experimenting.
The workshop of Mara is one of the pearls of Italian Stories!
CARLA

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT (29/10/2017)

Stampe giapponesi, queste sconosciute, mi hanno regalato, grazie alla capacità di Mara, momenti di piacere. Il risultato finale di ampia soddisfazione, anche se era la prima volta che mi approcciavo a tale tecnica.
Carla
ALESSANDRA

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT (12/06/2017)

Mara è stata un'ottima guida per scoprire la storia della xilografia giapponese ed una meravigliosa insegnante da cui apprendere i primi rudimenti dell'intaglio e della stampa. Ha saputo trasmettermi tutta la sua passione e la curiosità che nutre nei confronti di un'antica arte che continua a rivelare nuovi interessanti aspetti.

EXPERIENCES WITH MARA

VISIT

JAPANESE XILOGRAPHY

Mara, engraver

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I will bring you to my atelier, where I'll describe you all the secrets behind the Japanese print. There will be the chance to admire original Japanese molds and vintage prints. You can directly observe how to etch and how a mold is printed. Finally, you can choose a little print to bring home with you as a memory.

AVIGLIANA, To

WORKSHOP

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT

Mara, engraver

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Become a carver and printer for a day and create your first Japanese woodblock print. An afternoon to be introduced to the wonders of this ancient printing technique that does not require the use of solvents or acids. After a brief introduction where you will have the chance to admire some original vintage woodblocks and some original Ukiyo-e prints; I will explain you the steps to create your first print. At this point you can work at your own design, or you can let yourself inspire by the many books in the studio. Carve and print your first simple printing with two wooden matrices and then print more copies of them on Japanese paper.

AVIGLIANA, To

SPECIAL

THE HOKUSAI EXPERIENCE

Mara, engraver

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On the occasion of the exhibition "Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro" to be held in Milan from 22 September 2016 until January 29, 2017, I will take you in my atelier to describe all the wonders of the technology adopted to create these prints. We will experience together all the steps and the tools, unchanged until today, needed to create a Ukiyo-e press and, specifically for this event, I will print with the some original vintage Japanese blocks. Finally you can choose one of my small print to take away with you as a souvenir.

AVIGLIANA, To

WORKSHOP

A DAY AT THE ATELIER

Mara, engraver

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An entire day to explore the wonderful world of Japanese printing. We will spend the entire day together: from 10 am until 6 pm (with a break of one hour for lunch) and you will have the opportunity to see all the steps that go into creating your own print. After the initial phase where you will learn about the techniques and see some original prints, you will be allowed cut out your first drawing (or you can take inspiration from one of the various books we have in our studio) and create your own 3 colour print on Japanese paper. This workshop is perfect for people who want to create their own cards or presents. This experience is for beginners and people wishing to improve their techniques: in case you have former experience please contact me in advance so I can prepare myself to accommodate your needs.

AVIGLIANA, To

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