How was it made? A traditional Korean lacquer vessel
Victoria and Albert Museum
Published at : 30 Nov 2020
In this film Chung Hae-Cho takes us through the laborious and intuitive process of making a lacquer vessel.
While lacquer is usually applied to wood as a finishing technique, Chung Hae-Cho has developed a method of building an object primarily from lacquer. Many layers of raw lacquer paste and fabric are applied onto a mould, providing thickness and strength. Each layer is individually cured and sanded. The outer layers of coloured lacquer are polished to a high lustre, which continues to develop over time.
This video is part of What is Luxury?, a V&A and Crafts Council exhibition, 25 April – 27 September 2015