In the Kawada district of Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, where Echizen lacquer ware is produced, product brand SEKISAKA has been in the lacquerware industry for more than 300 years. In response to the changing times, SEKISAKA produced the series titled STORE with their intent to match our modern life
Okkim draws upon her Korean heritage to present a contemporary approach to the traditional practice of lacquering objects for decoration and longevity. Known as Ottchil, the process involves layering natural resin from lacquer trees onto an object, resulting in stunningly beautiful surface qualities
Exquisite Japanese Lacquerware by Japanese Craftsman Tomoaki Nakano After the rare arrival of Fumihiro Toda’s pottery we now have a special release of lacquerware by Tomoaki Nakano. We have represented Tomoaki for many years now, but due to his popularity in Japan taking part in many big exhib
As creatives we often think about our relationship with objects from a human perspective. Why do we connect with such an object? What kind of atmosphere do they give off? But we don’t necessarily think about the components that make up these objects. There’s no doubt that we need to be m
I’ve been thinking of more ways in which we can leverage our platform and offer support to different studios making great work that have yet to be discovered or be highlighted in the West. When I spoke with Shirasagi Woodwork I was struck by their craftsmanship and ability to see past the traditio
A maker of much fascination to me is Japanese lacquer artist Genta Ishizuka. He has used this traditional material to convey some of the contemporary ways in which one can explore this art form and bring joy and curiosity through it. To say Ishizuka had a great 2019 would be an understatement. Not o
There’s an interesting transformation when two surfaces combine. Chaehoon Moon for example, a young passionate creative who has been able to harness Korea’s traditions by working with two separate craftsmen, a Korean metalworker and a lacquer artist, to create these stunning forms that h
Back in stock at OEN shop from Fujii Works is the ever popular Round Horse Chestnut Tray, Nested Urushi Bowls, White Lacquer Tray, and a selection of other objects handmade in Japan.
These lacquer boxes stocked at OEN shop show that Japanese woodworker Tomoaki Nakano is truly a master of his craft and has honed his technique throughout the years.
Last month we released the work a new maker in to the shop by the name of Tomoaki Nakano, a lacquer artist based in Fukui Prefecture. We are happy to release a second shipment of his work.
A new maker called Tomoaki Nakano has found his way in to the shop and we're very happy to release a selection of his beautiful lacquerware that's handmade at his studio in Japan.
Any customers waiting for the large service spoons and forks or the smaller renge spoon by Atelier Tree Song will be pleased to know that they are now back in stock in the shop.