Bowlturning: Shou Sugi Ban and Gilded Finish by Marcel Teugels   3 months ago

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This is a wooden bowl turned from a piece of salvaged beech wood. The outside was finished using the Japanese "Shou Sugi Ban" technique. Here the wood is charred using a flame and finished with oil, in this case linseed oil. This technique was historically used to give the wood a protective layer for outside use. To contrast the rugged finish on the outside of the bowl the inside of the bowl was gilded . The surface was sanded smooth before gilding using the Kölner high gloss water gilding system. This system consists of three components: an impregnation agent to seal the wood, the - in this case - red burnishing clay and the size for water gilding. About 4 sheets of real gold leaf was used for this project. After applying the gold leaf, the surface was burnished using an agate stone burnisher.

Thank you for watching,

Marcel


Kölner gilding system: http://kolner-vergolderprodukte.de/en/


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