The 10 day Fall workshop in Nara just finished. Here are some photos of both demonstration pieces and pieces the participants did.
Here are some photos of the first day of the Nara 10 day workshop.
The Three Pines Farm kintsugi workshop will start in a couple of hours, in this space.
I am in the U.S. for the 1st. time in 2 years, 4th. time in 20 years.
I flew in through Dallas/Fort Worth on the day Hurricane Patricia landed. My American Airlines flight was cancelled so after waiting 2 hours in one line and about 1 hour in another line and an additional 3 hour delay I arrived on the east coast of the U.S. at about 3:30 am.
In a couple of days I will be in Cedar Falls, Iowa. That workshop is now full and I am looking forward to meeting everyone and working with synthetic lacquer with them.
On Halloween and the next day, November 1st. I will be in San Francisco for 2 workshops. The first one is with synthetic lacquer and the second one is with real lacquer. The second workshop focuses on metal finishing so I have prepared a set of silver, both #3 grind and #10 grind so everyone can have a chance to finish them.
One more step 14 video, applying lacquer to #3 gold and #3 silver.
This video shows the application of a thick type of lacquer over #10 grind silver. The lacquer is nashiji and it is used over grinds of metal over #5. It will take 2 or 3 applications of nashiji before the silver is ready to polish.
Here is the second application of lacquer to #3 silver. #3 silver will take between 2-3 applications of lacquer.
Not me but a woman I am working with.
Here is a video showing step 10, applying #3 silver.