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Takahashi McGil Urushi Robinia Katakuchi
Takahashi McGil Urushi Robinia Katakuchi
Takahashi McGil Urushi Robinia Katakuchi
Takahashi McGil Urushi Robinia Katakuchi
Takahashi McGil Urushi Robinia Katakuchi

Takahashi McGil Urushi Robinia Katakuchi

Maker: Maud and Mabel

Regular price £300.00

Handmade in UK

Dimensions: W - 16.5cm x  H – 6.5cm

Materials: Robinia wood 

Method: Hand turned and carved

 

Description:

This “katakuchi” form is translated to “wide-mouthed bowl”, inspired by Japanese traditional crafts. In the process of creating this piece, McGil turned and carved the Robinia wood by hand. The textured exterior is finished with urushi, a traditional Japanese lacquer making the art form waterproof as well as adding strength. The smooth interior is in contrast to the pinched surface, which emphasises the original markings on the wood, protecting its natural beauty. The shading is a rich deep Robinia wood complimenting the striking structure.

Takahashi McGil’s pieces are made through a collaborative process, with Mark woodturning and Kaori chiselling. Objects are made with functionality in mind, to be used as tools for daily life.

About the Artist:

Takahashi McGil are an artistic duo comprised of husband and wife, Mark McGilvray and Kaori Takahashi, who met at Wimbledon School of Art where they both studied Fine Art. Mark is from South Africa and Kaori is from Japan and the pair now live and work in Devon, where they are part of the Devonshire Guild of Craftsmen. The pair combine Japanese and Western techniques, traditions and tools in their functional furniture and homeware designs. Originally, their pieces were intended solely for personal use, but their company was happily formed in 2016.