Kumiko! A traditional Japanese art.
Sliding Scale Payment: Because COVID-19 has continued to impact our nation, especially the most vulnerable among us, we are continuing our sliding scale policy for our classes in 2021. Materials costs are not included in the sliding scale. Please choose a tuition amount between $200 and $480 (or more) that you can afford to attend this class. Choose one of the 5 sliding scale amounts, or use the “Pay By Check” payment method at checkout and include a custom tuition amount in the notes field at checkout. Please pay what you can (read our guidance on how to choose a payment here). Your support allows us to continue offering the sliding scale benefits to those with financial challenges!
You will need to bring: Hammerstone will provide all the tools you need to create a beautiful kumiko panel in this class. If you wish to invest in the more sophisticated tools required for kumiko, start with this tool list. Please let us know if you plan to bring your own tools.
Who is this class for: This woodworking class is open to women of any skill level.
Overview: Kumiko is a type of traditional Japanese woodworking used to create beautiful shoji screens. Mastering the art of kumiko takes patience and excellent hand tool skills. But modern woodworking tools and some clever jigs help make basic kumiko accessible to all of us. In this class, you will refine your chisel skills and use a simple wooden jig to cut out the small parts needed to assemble a beautiful kumiko panel which is yours to take. Jigs are available for purchase if you wish to continue making kumiko. Additionally, kits to build frames for your panel are available for purchase at the end of class.
Lead Instructor: Maria Klemperer-Johnson
- Handsaw skills
- Chisel skills
- Basic table saw skills
- Jig making
Project Description: Students will construct a panel consisting of three beautiful asa-no-ha (hemp leaf) patterns surrounded by a border.
Take Home: Students take home their assembled kumiko panel. Hardwood frame kits and jigs are available for purchase.