ďBA Yoshir˘

"My work on a lacquer piece often begins with finding a beautiful or unusual piece of wood that inspires a certain form or lacquer technique.

The material itself is decoration enough, further ornamentation usually detracts from the beauty and appeal of the materials I’m using.

What I like about urushi lacquer is that it changes with time and through use. The color becomes clearer, more transparent. It settles down so that one can get a idea of the wood grain beneath the lacquer. In my work, I give a lot of thought to how the pieces will change through use."
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