COLLACQUERATION | DESIGNED IN THE UK - LACQUERED IN JAPAN

Collaboration works

Chinkin Sketchbook

Julia Lohmann & Gero Grundmann x Yoshinori Shibayama

Designer and illustrator Gero Grundmann switches his sketchbook for lacquered plates into which he inscribes drawings, designs and words using Japanese Chinkin chisels as well as other printmaking and engraving tools. He builds up layer upon layer of marks, recording observations, processes and intentions, thereby creating new visual connections, narratives and patterns. These are brought to life by skilled Wajima craftsmen who use gold leaf to raise the marks from the deep black surfaces of the lacquered plates.

Chinkin Sketchbook
Embassy of Japan in the UK Bucks New University UK Yamaha ASIAN ART