Photographs of Maiko Okuno’s Lacquerware Exhibition

I’m not usually one to split up images like this, I prefer to keep them all landscape or at least have a mixture of the two sizes. But since it’s Friday I thought I’d let myself off, also these are very tasty indeed so I knew even though they weren’t that big you would still appreciate them. Sometimes I think I need to document these so people in the future can look back and see all this fantastic work …

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Short Film Featuring Lacquer Artist Isamu Odashima

After the article that I put together late last week featuring artists and sculptures Alma Allen, Ani Kasten & Adam Silverman, I thought I would showcase another video produced by the same Japanese company but on a slightly different wavelength. This particular video has no English speaking, or English subtitles for that matter, but it has some fantastic shots of lacquer craftsman …

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Collecting Lacquer with Kenji Suzuki

It’s not often that I bring films into the archive, Daniel tends to have a knack for finding the best on the web in the fields of art, design and craft. But today I came across this short piece that doesn’t have any commentary, but has very simple filming and features some curious ongoings. In fact, I’ve been studying the processes behind lacquerware and the methods they use over the last few months which led me onto this short film that showcases …

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Lacquerware Stones by Noboru Akagi Akira

My interest in lacquerware has hit quite a high, investigating the different methods is highly interesting as it’s something that’s totally new to me. Us folk in Europe haven’t really experienced this sort of craft before, it’s not something that’s readily available and easy to find. Although I’ve touched upon the general concept I’ve not really explained about the lacquer and its background. Real Japanese lacquer is actually an organic …

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Wooden Tableware and Sundries at Manufact Jam

Wooden utensils have been featured quite a lot lately on the blog, it’s been great to see the different creatives who’re making these pieces of art, in fact I don’t think they’re respected as much as they should be. To make items like I’m showcasing today is incredibly hard. I’ve been challenging myself over the past few weeks to get productive on this front and make some wooden …

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Lacquerware by Toshio Fukuda

Here are some beautiful objects made by Toshio Fukuda, a lacquerware artist out of Japan. It looks like he’s got an amazing eye for simplistic form in general, as with most Japanese creatives, and has been able to create some astonishing shapes that are both functional and very natural looking. This isn’t an easy feat when creating lacquered objects since they often appear quite fake and uninteresting, these though have wonderful …

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Murata Yoshihiko, Japanese Lacquer Artist

Wow. Incredible work by Japanese Artist Murata Yoshihiko who works with lacquer, this isn’t a process that I’m really familiar with but I decided to root around a bit to find some information on this art. From what I found out it seems like Murata uses a maple wood to create these fantastic sculptures. After the form is carved and made smooth he applies more than 20 coats of lacquer, each coat is polished, meaning it can take seve …

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