SOLD OUT – Black and Gold Chinkin Technique: Japanese Urushi Lacquer Arts

“Chinkin” is a gold-inlaid lacquer decoration technique using gold powder or leaf in etched grooves. The technique originated in China during the Song period (960–1279) and was later introduced to Japan. After the pattern has been incised into the lacquer surface with a fine chisel, raw lacquer is rubbed into the grooves as an adhesive for the gold powder or leaf pressed into them.

In this workshop, students will practice a simple chinkin technique on 30 x 55 mm oval pendant shapes. Students should bring a finished 30 x 55 mm (1.18” x 2.16”) oval pattern or design to transfer to the pendant. All materials provided. Workshop limited to 16 students.

Matsushima Sakurako is a professor at Utsunomiya University in Tochigi Prefecture, and director of the Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Project, She has exhibited her works worldwide since 1989.

Generous support provided by Gale Family Endowment.

$40; $32 My Mia members. Tickets available here.