The date has now been changed to 27th April but places are all allocated. Please do keep an eye in the website or register your interest with Head Office as it is hoped to repeat the day either later this year or early next!
A practical course in Japanning. The European equivalent to the oriental Chinese and Japanese lacquer. (Urushi)
The day is designed to offer the attendee a practical insight into the art of Japanning and other European equivalents in comparison to the much and more refined Chinese and Japanese lacquer otherwise known as Urushi. The attendee will leave with a competent knowledge of Japanning and have the confidence to extend this further if they choose to.
How the knowledge will be delivered
Starting with a brief history of Lacquer and Japanning, the attendee will then have a hands-on experience in producing a Japanned panel. From preparing the background, decorating with raised gesso motifs and figures or landscape scenery, applying gold and silver leaf and bronze powders and inkwork to define the decoration.
All attendees will produce a finished Japanned panel to take away with them (similar to the above image).
It is advised that attendees should bring a notebook and pencil and casual clothing or an apron (and lunch!)
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