Here are 10 questions from PLABAN.net to the Plaban artists who have registered as members of the 3D Plaban Association! We are asking them about the reasons why they started working with Plaban, their episodes, favorite tools, and thoughts on their works.
Our third interviewee is Yu-Shan Huang, who has published books on Plaban craft in Taiwan and teaches the charm of them in her own workshop!
- 1 Profile
- 2 Meet Yu-Shan Huang and NanaAkua
- 3 10 Questions
A handcraft enthusiast who explores the world of hand-paint Plaban making, work in teaching, creation, and customization. Published the fourth Plaban book in 2021. Own a personal craft studio called “The Crafter 手創工房” in Taipei, Taiwan. A recipient of the Grand Prize in the Craft category of the “Copic Awards 2017”.
Meet Yu-Shan Huang and NanaAkua
It was in Taipei in June 2019 that I had my first proper meeting with Yu-Shan Huang, a popular craft artist from and living in Taiwan.
But I later found out that we had wanted to meet each other just before that, although we were both too busy to meet at the 2019 Japan Hobby Show.
When I suddenly decided to go to Taipei in June 2019, Ms. Huang sent me a message and said she wanted to meet me.
At the same time, I received several messages from Taiwanese fans asking if I could give a class.
So I asked Ms. Huang, who runs a craft school in Taipei called “The Crafter Handcraft Workshop,” if I could borrow her classroom. We asked her if we could borrow her classroom, and the “Taiwan-Japan Shrink plastic Workshop” was held in Taipei.
It was there that I heard for the first time that she got her start in 3D Plaban arts with NanaAkua’s Plaban books, and even when she moved to Australia for a while, she took the books with her as her treasures.
She has recently published a new Plaban craft book in Taiwan.
Here are 10 questions for Yu-Shan Huang.
- Photos taken with Ms. Huang and participants at the “Taiwan-Japan Plaban workshop” held in Taipei in 2019.
I kind of get into the Plaban art world since the publication of my book.
I was very surprised my drawing got shrunk and couldn’t believe this was created by me, didn’t really know what happened. I think this was my first impression of plastic art.
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I have always enjoyed many different types of art and crafts including ShrinkPlastic since my childhood. Having the first time seriously working with ShrinkPlastic was after I got married and became a housewife. In the beginning it was just a hobby , making some flowers or tags with gifts, but soon I found the process of making it was very relaxing and I was really enjoying it.
That is why I decided to keep making it and start to introduce this interesting craft to other people.
Observe and shape the details of what I want to create.
- Her work is detailed, intricate, and fascinating.
having say that, other art materials are also very interesting but these two are my favorite so far.
- “Copic Award 2017” Craft Category Grand Prize works. The variety of colors in Copic markers gives the realistic works.
- At her workshop “The Crafter”.
It is easy to start, even for children and elders.
The process of shrinking is VERY fun to watch too! watching the plaban twisting and transforming into a tiny piece was very satisfying.
However, if you are seeking for more advance technic, there are still thing you need to get familiar with, for example, managing the ratio of how small it will shrink.
- Ms. Huang’s books
Don’t be afraid! Plaban is an art craft you must try.
The Plaban works created by Ms. Huang are intricate in colors, patterns, and shapes. She enjoys observing, interpreting, and incorporating them into her work like as drawing a picture. She is a “Crafter” who continues to share this enjoyment through books and workshops.
We will continue to post the “10 Questions to Plaban crafter” series. Please look forward to it.
The 3D Plaban Association, which operates PLABAN.net, is looking for members! We are a group for fans to interact with each other and to make Plaban craft more exciting.
Our goal is to “spread the word that 3D Plaban is fun!” Whether you’re interested in Plaban crafts, have made them before, or are a Plaban crafter, please come and join us!
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