[hybrid : the Bark-Lacquerware] began development as early as 2018, taking a material-centric approach to explore the possibilities of bark application. Objects in this series are crafted from paper-mulberry bark, formed in one-piece. The interior is covered with urushi lacquer, creating a smooth and glossy finish to contrast with the original pattern and coarse texture on the exterior. From an organic tree branch to a man-made object, traces of interaction between human craftsmanship and natural materials are woven together and gradually transformed into these unique bark-lacquer objects. It creates an intriguing visual and tactile experience and also reflects a fusion of artistic vision and the inherent qualities of the materials used.
Objects in this series include vessels, plates, tea holders, teaspoons ,and more. All objects are made to order.