02 Mending the chipped rim of the round bowl / Mr. Okada.

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 caution !   Here, we will be mending the chipped rim using 《Kanshitsu Kintsugi 》method.  Will be using real Urushi, so some people may get a rash. Using rubber gloves is highly recommended.

 

In this chapter, you will learn from〈Apply Urushi on cracked parts〉 to 〈apply gold as a finishing touch.〉

 

 

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STEP 04  Undercoating with Ursushi.


金継ぎの漆の上塗り作業で使う道具と材料
Tools and material you need for undercoating with Urushi.

  • Tools: ② Tissue paper ③ Spatula (Tsuke-Bera) ▶︎How to make (Tsuke-Bera)④ Small paint brush ⑦ Work surface/board(Clear files will do the job.) ・Rubber gloves
  • Materials: ① Vegetable cooking oil  ⑤ Refined Urushi ( I used Bengara Urushi.)  ⑥Turpentine oil

 Caution !!   Make sure you put on a rubber glove when using real Urushi. DO NOT touch Urushi with your bare hands. 

 

 

First of all, let’s wash the oil from the paint brush using turpentine oil.
 ▸ 詳しい筆の洗い方 ▶︎ How to wash the brush properly.

 

 

Brush will be holding some oil, make sure you take off all the oil. (The reason why the brush has oil is that we clean the brush with oil after using it.)

  1.   Apply few drops of turpentine oil on work surface.
  2.   Swirl the paint brush over the oil and let the brush soak the oil.
  3.   Lay the brush on top of the tissue paper and with the gently squeeze out the oil.

 

筆の準備が済んだら、今度は漆の用意をします。

  1. Open the Urushi tube. ( The copour i am using in this photo is called “Ro-Iro.” It means beautifully glossy black.)
  2. Take out small amount of Urushi on work surface.
  3. Temper Urushi with the brush.
  4. Try drawing few lines on the work surface and adjust the amount of Urushi you want the brush to hold.

 

note: You may find some tiny foreign object mixed in Urushi. If you do find them, filter it with filtering paper before use.

 ▸ 基本的な漆の扱い方・濾し方  ▶︎ The basic way to use and filter Urushi.

 

 

 

 

When all the groundwork is done, it’s time to roll.

 

簡単な金継ぎの漆塗り作業では漆を薄く均一に塗っていく

Apply Urushi over the putty completely.

Try not to go out the line too much. (However, since we must cover the putty, it will go out the slightly.)

 

Urushi is easily peeled off when it is applied onto a slippery ceramic. 

 

漆は厚くならないように気を付ける

Apply Urushi evenly and try to keep it thin.  This is the ground rule.

漆が厚くついてしまったら、筆でそれを広げるか、漆をしごいた筆でなでて吸い取ります。

Adjust the amount of Urushi on the brush by adding or taking it off on the work surface. 

 

When you have finished covering the whole area, add a finishing touch and move the brush back and forth with a gentle stroke to make sure Urushi is painted evenly.

 

金継ぎの漆下塗り作業が完了

 Painting on Urushi part is now finished.

Store in a humid place ( 65% or more humidity.) for 1 to 2 days.

 

 

 

Now let’s clean the brush.

 ▸ 詳しい筆の洗い方 ▶︎ How to wash the brush properly.

  1. Let the brush soak up the oil.
  2. Lay the brush on top of the tissue paper and then squeeze out gently using the spatula.

 

 When you finish cleaning the brush, put a cap on and put it back where you normally store.

If you do not have a cap, wrap it with cling film.

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 05 Filing the Urushi base coating.


金継ぎのエポキシペースト研ぎ作業で使う道具と材料

Tools and materials you need.

  • Tools: ③ Small dish ( To put water.)  ④Waste cloth  ⑤ Scissors( For cutting sand paper.)
  • Materials: ① Water proof sand paper (#800)  ② Water

 

 

Now let’s start filing the dried Urushi.

 

  1. Tools you need when filing.
  2. Cut the sand paper 1cm × 1cm.
  3. Fold in three.
  4. Put a little bit of water.

 

 

 

Now let’s try to make even more flatter and smoother surface by filing the Urushi.

 

塗った漆を耐水ペーパーで水研ぎする

Dip the water proof sand paper in the water and file Urushi area.

Try to avoid filing the original surface.

(However, it is so difficult no to.)

 

金継ぎの漆研ぎ作業ではペーパーの#1000くらいで研いでいく。

 File the surface as smooth as possible.

 

耐水ペーパーでの水研ぎではなるべく平滑な面を作るように研いでいく

↑This is the best I could do.  The darker part is where it is dented.  Which means I missed filing that part.  However, for this time I will finish it by sprinkling the brass powder, it will not show up. 

 

When you are using gold or silver powder for finish, it is better not to compromise the filing part.

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 06 Final coating → 〈Makie〉(Sprinkling gold powder)


金継ぎの漆の上塗り作業で使う道具と材料
Tools and materials you need for Urushi coating.

  • Tools: ② Tissue paper ③  Spatula( 〈Tsuke Bera〉▶︎ How to make 〈Tsuke Bera〉④ small brush ⑦ work surface/board(clear file will do.)
  • Materials: ① Vegetable oil ⑤ Refined Urushi (This time I usued 〈Ro Iro Urushi〉) ⑥ Turpentine oil

 

 

First let’s wash away the oil from the brush using turpentine oil.
 ▸ 詳しい筆の洗い方 ▶︎ How to wash your brush in detail.

 

 

The brush will contain some oil, so make sure to wash away the oil every time before using.

  1. Apply a few drops of turpentine oil on the board.
  2. Move the brush gently and let it soak the turpentine oil.
  3. Squeeze out the oil from the brush using the spatula on tissue paper.

 

 

Now, it’s time to do 〈Makie〉.

〈Makie〉is a technique to sprinkle the metal powder on Urushi when it is still wet.

 

簡単な金継ぎの上塗り工程では漆はさらに薄くを心掛ける

 For 〈Makie〉, we must coat Urushi even thinner and finer.

When the coating is too thick, the metal power when applied will sink in. Therefore try coating thinly and evenly.

 

漆の上塗りは薄く、均一に塗る

Store it in a humid place (65% or more humidity is ideal.), and let it dry 20 to 40 minutes. (Until it starts to dry, but it is quite tricky to know when.)

 

note : Use a cardboard box to store. Put a wet towel (squeeze well!) inside the box to add humidity.

 

 

 

塗り終わったら油で筆を洗います。 ▸ 詳しい筆の洗い方

Wash the brush with oil after using, ▶︎How to wash the brush in details.

  1. Soak oil to the brush
  2. Squeeze out using spatula on tissue paper.

 

Put a lid on after washing.

If you don’t have a lid, wrap it with cling film.

 

 

 

Now, let’s sprinkle some 〈Makie Fun〉(Makie powder=Metal powder).

金継ぎの蒔絵作業で使う道具と材料
Tools and material for Makie.

  • Tools: ①Ashirai Kebou (Brush with soft hair)  ③ small paperweight
  • Materials: ④ Makie Fun( I used tin powder)

 

 

 

金継ぎの蒔絵作業では錫粉を使う

Scoop a small amount if tin powder on tip of the Ashirai Kebou (Brush) and place the powder onto Urushi.

Do this over the tin powder paper, so that the tin powder won’t be wasted.

 

漆を上塗りした部分に錫粉を蒔き、筆で掃いていく

Using the tip of the brush, gently sweep and

spread the tin powder all over the Urushi area.

 

器の縁部分にも錫粉を蒔いていく

The side is little bit tricky.

 

簡単な金継ぎの蒔絵工程が完了

Makie is done for Kanshitsu Kintsugi. 

 

 

 

 

  Kanshitsu Kintsugi for mending chipped rim is done.


 

岡田直人さんのお皿の簡単な金継ぎ修理が終了

 

岡田直人さんのお皿の簡単な金継ぎ修理が終了

 

岡田直人さんのお皿の簡単な金継ぎ修理が終了

 

岡田直人さんのお皿の簡単な金継ぎ修理が終了

 

岡田直人さんのお皿の簡単な金継ぎ修理が終了

 

岡田直人さんのお皿の簡単な金継ぎ修理が終了

 

岡田直人さんのお皿の簡単な金継ぎ修理が終了

 

 

 

 

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