Here are some photos of yakitsuke kintsugi, applying lacquer on metal and using heat to cure it. These pieces have had 2 layers with the bell only having 1. I will apply a second and third coat to the pieces next.
Here are some photos of metal with the first coat of lacquer, just before application of the second layer.
Here are the first steps of using lacquer on metal. The lacquer is a special type that needs to be cured by heat.
This is a vase I picked up last week. Someone dropped it and then did some homemade repairs. It looks like they first fitted it back together with some kind of adhesive. They then filled it with something and set the inside on fire. My guess is to either try to fuse the clay or hide the adhesive. At this point all the burning out did was remove most of the adhesive. Yesterday when I used compressed air to clean the inside ash flowed out of all the seams.
It is a Kamakura period Shigaraki vase so I am sure it ruined someone’s week when it broke. I am going to try to take it completely apart and put it back together with kintsugi.
Here is a bowl I just finished.
April 5, 6, 7, 2017, Chapelle, Glâne, Switzerland, 3 day workshop. Seating is limited to 5 people in this workshop. The address is Imp. Notre-Dame 29, 1608 Chapelle (glâne)
Oron-la-ville is a place close by that has rooms to stay.
April 8, 2017, Chapelle, Glâne, Switzerland, 3 hour beginner workshop. Seating is limited to 10 people in this workshop. Oron-la-ville is a place close by that has rooms to stay. Address of workshop is the same for both workshops.
April 31, 2017, Nara, Japan. 3 hour beginner workshop. Seating is limited to 10 people in this workshop.
June/July, 2017, specific dates coming soon, Nara, Japan, 3 day workshop Beginner level. Seating is limited to 5 people in this workshop.
October/November, 2017, specific dates coming soon. Charlotte, North Carolina. 10 day workshop done in segments of 1 day, 3 days, 3 days, and 3 days to allow for drying times. The goal is to go from beginner to a finished piece. Seating is limited to 5 people in this workshop.
This video shows the second application of #3 grind gold to a patterned area. The lacquer that will adhere the gold is a clear one, not red.
To watch the first application see
The first 7 minutes of this video show sanding of middle coat of lacquer. From about minute 7 or so to the end show step 3 on this page, http://www.kintugi.com/?page_id=225
Here is a small thing on me. The part with me starts at about 31:00 minutes.