I was nervous when I held my first papercutting workshop in H.C. Andersen Park in Funabashi, Japan.
It was new for me to cut “live” in front of a large assembly. But when first all these dear little Japanese children and adults came smiling and happy into the room, I became completely calm. And I stayed that way all the way through – even though I cut for the entire assembly for the rolling camera.
I have previously exhibited twice in Japan and there had been great interest in the workshop beforehand. I was overwhelmed by an amazing reception in Japan. My workshop had been sold out for a long time and many more would have liked to have attended, the park’s creative director Takatoshi Shibata has told me.
Read more about my paper cut workshops both online and physical workshops.