Art Workshop: The Art of Japanese Urushi Lacquer
Join us for this creative workshop led by artist / maker Suzanne Ross.
The sap of the urushi tree has been used by Japanese craftspeople for over 9000 years. This beautiful and versatile material forms the basis of Japanese lacquerware.
Following a talk on the historical and cultural importance of urushi you will design and create your own lacquer panel using the traditional maki-e technique. Maki-e has a history of several thousand years and is one of the representative decorative techniques in Japanese urushi art.
£40 per person, inclusive of materials. Please bring an apron or old shirt, as the making process can be messy.
Places are limited, so booking is essential. Payment of £40 is required upon booking. Please telephone us on 0191 3345691 to book a place and make payment. For enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org