Naoya Takayama

乾漆 菓子器(ぼかし)

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2019
  • Not for Sale

Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2019
Exhibition The 62nd Chūgoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • 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.