Ando Saeko, Japanese lacquer artist
Oct20

Ando Saeko, Japanese lacquer artist

Ando Saeko, Japanese lacquer artist Since relocating her studio from Hanoi to Hoi An in 2016, Saeko has been immersed in the energy of Nature which is ‘so powerful here that I have become just one of the creatures in the middle of it’. Vietnamese lacquer has long been the perfect material for her creative works. Its high transparency and glossiness naturally resembles water in living organisms. Using her experience and knowledge of...

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Lacquer artist, Seiichiro Fujino
Sep02

Lacquer artist, Seiichiro Fujino

by Simon Pilling, specialist in Japanese lacquer ware Lacquer – the most perfect and finest objects ever issued from the hand of man (Louis Gonse, L’Art Japonais, 1900) Lacquer ware has traditionally defined arts of Japan in the West – the western name  ‘japanning’ once having as powerful a resonance as ‘china’ still has in defining the art from Japan’s larger neighbour. Traditional lacquerware is known by its surface...

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