While urushi is the foundation for the famous kintsugi repair method, it can also be used to protect and upgrade various materials. Versatile fuki urushi can be applied by simply placing a small amount onto a cloth and distributing it evenly over a wooden surface.
Get started with the Kit and the master class below:
Kuro Urushi (black) or Ki Urushi (brown) 50g
Sand Paper 2 types
Wiping Paper x3
Gloves x2 pairs
The amount of urushi included in this kit is enough to finish the chopsticks and box that serves as the packaging with two or more coats.
Urushi is a Japanese traditional lacquer made of natural tree sap taken from the urushi tree. Lacquer was used in Japan as early as 5,000 BCE and has been a central part of Japanese craftsmanship ever since. Hardened urushi lacquer forms a protective waterproof coating that repels mold and mildew, and also prevents rotting and weathering.
While urushi can cause skin irritation in its raw, wet state, once it has completely cured and hardened, it is absolutely food safe. Urushi is one of the most durable natural materials and thus extremely well-suited for environmentally-responsible, long-lasting repair of ceramics, porcelain, and other wares.
I will be aware of my surroundings. If I accidentally come in contact with urushi, I will massage the affected area well with any plant-based oil straight away to remove urushi from my skin. I understand that POJ Studio is not liable for any adverse reactions caused by urushi.
The cancellation policy does not apply since this is not a in-person workshop.