Deep Red Cup

by Tomoaki Nakano


This cup in red lacquer by Japanese woodworker Tomoaki Nakano is a beautiful vessel.

First it's hand turned on a lathe before being sanded and polished. The next stage is the application of lacquer that is applied to the exterior of the vessel. Tomoaki focuses on applying thin layers leading up to a final thick layer to give a beautiful smooth finish.

The red exterior contrasting with a dark line running around the rim pops out at you, possibly helped by the flowing shape of the vessel. Certainly one of a kind.

Approx Dimensions: 6.5cm Height x 9cm Diameter