A Closer Look: Urushi Craftsman

Seated Making BowlsHere’s a look at the traditional art of Urushi Craftsmen as they talk about the process, and perfection of this unique and beautiful work.   I rarely think much about the finish on a piece when I’m working on it. There comes to mind a few options but for the most part, I’m a poly, wax, or lacquer kinda guy. The craftsmen in this video go a lot deeper into their craft as they talk about exactly what it takes to be called a Urushi craftsman, and what it means to truly focus on the piece.

What would your next piece come out looking like if you considered the weather, season, and days in your finishing process? Do you have a favorite finish you go to every time?