Lidded Lacquer Pot

by Tomoaki Nakano

This lidded lacquer pot 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 black exterior contrasting with small lines running around the piece pops out at you, possibly helped by the flowing shape of the vessel. Certainly one of a kind.

Approx Dimensions: 9cm Height x 6cm Diameter