Japanese exhibition – urushi

I put in an entry in a Japanese exhibition last year, about urushi, which is a lacquer and technique were you apply it over and over again, polish it between the layers to get a very shiny surface. And being a lover of Japanese old ways of doing things and also wabi-wabi (seeing the beauty in imperfection) I felt I had to send in an artwork.

One of my favourite art books are the book ‘how to wrap five eggs’, about traditional Japanese packaging I came up with the idea about using my love of stones ‘how to wrap five stones’.

There was a lot of paperwork to be filled in and a lot of waiting, but to my surprise my piece got selected to be in the exhibition. The other day I got the catalogue from Japan, lovely to have. This is my info. Will do another write up and show you my favourites from the show.

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