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Old 01-22-2018, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Over the weekend I finished a "kawarinuri" experimental urushi lacquer project in which eggshells have been converted into small sake cups with stand.
The eggshells have been coated with urushi and iron powder, some 30 times to build a solid layer. After grinding and polishing the inside and outside was impreigned with transparent urushi "fuki-urushi"

Wish you all a great week.

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Very impressive
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Impressive and unique! I am surprised at the thickness of the rim with your build up.
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To take natural things and transform them into cups so nearly uniform must take a lot of time, practice and talent. Just imagining the delicate touch needed to put the first few coats on the eggshells, and then the polishing...

They are beautiful! How much thicker are the shells when they are completed?
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So incredibly delicate and beautiful. This is really impressive and belies a great deal of skill and practice. I would be very interested to watch a video of your process or maybe see a detailed description on how this was done.
Amazing! So glad you shared!
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Those are beautiful! Real art.
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Always treat to see what you make. Would it be possible to make a tea pot from an ostrich or Emu egg to go with them?
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Martin,
Are you Japanese with a romaji name?

You are a true artist!
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Great job!
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These are simply breathtaking. I am awestruck by the process, the materials in marriage, and the final product. I always ask myself before I go to sleep at night, "Did I leave something beautiful in the world so it's a better place?" (I mean, of course, "...in case I die tonight." Always hedge your bets with your Creator.)

I hope the first toast with the sake is to the man who made this art. Congratulations.
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