ClayFest 2016 takes place in Prague between Apr 8. – 10., 2016 (from Friday to Sunday). The venue is Conference Centre VŠCHT Prague 4 (already proved during EuroClay Carnival, Fimohrani and other polymer clay events). ClayFest 2016 se bude konat v Praze ve dnech 8. – 10. 4. 2016 (pátek – neděle). Místem konání bude již z EuroClay Carnivalu a dalších akcí osvědčené umístění v Konferenčním centru VŠCHT na Praze 4. More details on >>> www.nemravka.cz
Into the fold – Origami Art meets Polymer Clay
Let ́s start a journey with the one of the oldest art in the world- the Japanese Art of folding paper.
What are the origins of that process we now know as ORIGAMI?
At first, Origami is the Japanese Paperart and the word include the meaning of fold- „oru“, and paper- „kami“. The exact origin of the art is unknown but we know the paper was invented in China in the first century A.D. and brought to Japan by Buddhist monks in the sixth century A.D.
There the paper folding evolved into a form of art, in the beginning in religious and ritual circumstances only. Later on it developed into a folk art. Around the 18th century also started to develop in the western world.
Today, origami is an international creative amusement and a inspiration for all kind of art. You can find the fold techniques in architecture, graphic design or fashion. Due to the diversity of polymer clay and with help of some standard tools it ́s possible to create lots of objects.
You learn how to fold two types of flowers as you can see at a picture.