NATURAL IMPRINTS

Liquid, dark, smokey, polished; lacquer is a monastic material demanding patience and deliberation. Lacquer is a natural material extracted from trees and seeds. Cambodia has an idealclimate for natural lacquer as humidity and heat is required for the curing process. Our lacquer artisans received their training from Eric Stocker, a master of natural vegetal lacquer and of the traditional methods used by Asian Masters for thousands of years.

$380.00$560.00 All taxes included
$380.00$560.00 All taxes included
$380.00$560.00 All taxes included
$380.00$560.00 All taxes included

LACQUERWARE ARTICLES

A harmony of vegetal imprints engraved forever in natural lacquer, gold, copper and silver leaves. We apply many layers of red or black lacquer varnish on cotton cloth. We then create a layer of clear lacquer to this base coating for the copper or silver leaves. It is at this point we can begin to create what will become the final composition on the canvas. When the oxidation starts, the trace effect occurs. To stop the oxidation, we use brown patina and fix with a layer of clear lacquer.

BUDDHA STATUES

We use pure gold and silver leaf for gilding. The gold is hammered by hand. The leaves are then prepared on a vellum pad, cut by gilding knives and lifted by special brushes before being applied by hand. The translucency of precious metal leaves means that to achieve a shiny result, the surface must be perfectly smooth and polished. Golf and silver leaf is extremely thin but will last many years if not rubbed or touched excessively

$1,490.00$7,490.00 All taxes included
$160.00$245.00 All taxes included
$280.00$690.00 All taxes included

STRAW MARQUETRY

We use pure gold and silver leaf for gilding. The gold is hammered by hand. The leaves are then prepared on a vellum pad, cut by gilding knives and lifted by special brushes before being applied by hand. The translucency of precious metal leaves means that to achieve a shiny result, the surface must be perfectly smooth and polished. Golf and silver leaf is extremely thin but will last many years if not rubbed or touched excessively

$1,300.00 All taxes included
$1,300.00 All taxes included
$1,000.00 All taxes included
$1,000.00 All taxes included