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Japanese Eggshell Lacquerware Workshop

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The Japan Foundation

Level 4 Central Park

28 Broadway

Chippendale, NSW 2008

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Admission $25 to cover material costs ($20 for Japan Foundation members w/ discount code)

Suitable for beginners, requires no experience. Recommended for ages 14 and above.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the event starts. Doors open from 10am.


Experience the process of Japanese lacquerware design firsthand and learn about the craft of lacquer and eggshell inlay in this workshop led by Bic Tieu. You will work with eggshell and lacquer to overlay a pendant form and create a pattern with these materials. The workshop will give you insight into this traditional craft and a better understanding of the surface language of lacquerware while using natural materials specific to Japan.

The workshop will be led by designer Bic Tieu, whose work in jewellery and object combines traditional maki-e techniques within a western conception of jewellery. Formally trained at the world-famous Kitamura Koubou Studios in Wajima, Japan, Bic’s practice has an intrinsically material focus and commitment to the possibilities of lacquer in contemporary practice.

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney as part of Sydney Design Festival and Art Month Sydney.

This workshop is part of the Shifts in Japanese Materiality exhibition program. Visit the exhibition page to browse other free events.



Allergy warning: participants will be exposed to duck eggshells and Japanese lacquer containing rhus succedaneum. While safety protocols will be in place, please be aware of the exposure if you have an allergy to these materials.

Refunds & cancellations: refunds are issued for cancellations made 7 days prior to the event only. Please contact events@jpf.org.au to cancel your ticket(s).



About Bic Tieu

Bic Tieu is a Sydney-based designer and maker of jewellery, wearables and small objects. Inspired by Asian aesthetics and sensibilities, she places traditional Japanese lacquer (maki-e) techniques within a western conception of jewellery design.

An Associate Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design, Bic is a PhD candidate at ANU, Canberra, and holds a Masters of Design from UNSW. Bic undertook a two-year residency at the world-famous Kitamura Koubou Studios in Wajima, immersing in the rich tradition of Japanese lacquerware to hone her skills through traditional training.

Bic exhibits her works within Australia and Asia, and maintains a research practice. Her work has been awarded grants and residency programs including Asialink and the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Level 4 Central Park

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Chippendale, NSW 2008

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