Hisaya Tsukiji

Covered vessel of kanshitsu coated with red urushi. "At the mercy of time"

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2012
  • H 13.0 x W 24.0 x D 22.0 cm
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Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2012
Dimensions H 13.0 x W 24.0 x D 22.0 cm
Exhibition The 59th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award
Notes Comes with box

  • Dry lacquer

    For works of dry lacquer (kanshitsu), first a clay form is created and plaster is used to take a mold of the form. Next, repeated layers of hemp cloth and lacquer are applied to the mold until they are built up to the desired thickness. Finally, the mold is removed and additional coats of lacquer are applied to finish the piece. The hemp fibers are strengthened when the lacquer bonds with them, making dry lacquer an excellent technique for creating sturdy forms with a significant degree of freedom.

Hisaya Tsukiji

photo Hisaya Tsukiji

I always have a reverence for the forms in nature and try to express this in my artwork. I make forms using curved lines and surfaces that exist in nature, and shape it so that it becomes even more beautiful when finished as a lacquerware piece.