A S H IMM E RIN G P RA C TI C E : J A P AN E S E LA C Q U E R ART – TAASA Review December 2015


This article was originally found in the December 2015 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 24, Issue 4, Page 18).

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Bic Tieu I n early 2009 I went to Wajima, Japan for a two-year residency to learn the art of Japanese lacquer, in particular to study the Japanese lacquer technique called makie.

With that in mind, I wanted to be consumed by the beautiful surroundings and the sensibility of everything Japanese.

Wajima glistens on the Noto peninsula on the west end coast of the island of Honshu...