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Miki Nakamura

Graduate of the School of Art of Osaka in Japan, Miki Nakamura made her beginnings in paper in 1997 in Shikoku, in the workshops of Mr Fujimori whose father was proclaimed a National Living Treasure. She met Jean-Michel Letellier and assists him in his research.

She perfected her technique while working in China in the oldest paper workshops some of which were the genesis of this art. Since 2004 she lives and works with Jean-Michel Letellier and contributes largely to the development of their creative universe.

She is in particular the creator of the compositions Zen Gardens and Jelly Beans. Her culture of perfection allowed the technical development of their creation.

She also collaborates with other artists for the transposition of their compositions with the techniques of paper manufacture and supervises Summer workshops.

Jean-michel Letellier

After having created in 1991, the store “Fibres” for the Calligrane company, Jean-Michel Letellier began in 1997, research on the creation of large size paper with compositions in filigree.

In 1999, he obtained a grant from the AFFA for inhouse training with the Kujoyama Villa in Japan. After perfecting his method in various workshops in Asia he returned to France and created his own workshop in the old match factory of Trélazé in Anjou.

Using his training and experiance, he finalised, with his Japanese wife, Miki Nakamura, a unique technique making it possible to transform paper manufacture into an artistic method of expression without equivalent, the applications of which are numerous in the purely artistic field as well as in that of interior design.

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