How would you define your work?
Our pieces must satisfy a specific request from an individual, a designer or a decorator. But these rules then create a freedom to conceive and design – how to create the lacquer piece from the idea. That tension is exciting; it is my life’s fulfillment.
What are your special skills?
Alongside mastering the technique, a lacquer artisan has to forget themselves a little – are you an artist or an artisan? I don’t limit the workshop to only what I know how to do, but I can orchestrate my 'musicians' and in this way, everyone finds their joy.
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How does lacquer involve tradition and innovation?
Tradition is the foundation of lacquer work. The materials – the rabbit skin glue, the gold leaf, the wood – and the techniques are all traditional. Our clients bring the modern element, so the final product is a fusion and an expression of possibility.
What's crucial to understand about lacquering?
Lacquer is extremely demanding as a material. It requires respect, it cannot be hurried and there are no shortcuts. It takes time and patience, otherwise everything can be ruined. We work in a team, and so everyone must respect the work of others.