DESIGNED IN THE UK – LACQUERED IN JAPAN
Lacquer is versatile, durable and organic. It is a sustainable material, equally applicable in
its use today in Britain as it has long been in Japan throughout history. This exhibition
combines the skills of artists and designers working in both countries.
Expert lacquer craftsmen from Wajima and Nara in Japan have joined up with leading
UK-based designers to create some of the very best contemporary crafted design pieces.
, Max Lamb
, Julia Lohmann
, Emiko Oki
, Yuri Suzuki
United Kingdom submitted designs for realisation by master lacquer craftsmen Kazutaka
, Yoshinori Shibayama
, Takashi Wakamiya
, Hideki Wakashima
and Akira Sugimura
The result is a project engaging designers, artists, makers, teachers and students, and reveals the potential of working together, with lacquer, in various media, across a variety of professions and in different cultural contexts.