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Rice Bowl with Paint Splash - Negro Nuri - Lacquerware Bowl -Japanese Inspired

Rice Bowl with Paint Splash - Negro Nuri - Lacquerware Bowl -Japanese Inspired


Rice Bowl with Splash of Black Paint - This piece explores techniques used to simulate antique Japanese Lacquerware. Usually done with Urushi, a toxic resin from a tree I am using special paints and layering them and rubbing away the red layers to expose the previously painted black color. The bowl features splashes of color painted by dragging a string across the bowl.  This item is in the form of a rice bowl. It can be used as a display piece of art or have a utilitarian use as a jewelry keeper or catch all for rings and things. The shape is turned on a wood lathe then hours are spent layering paint, smoothing the surface and covering with a different color and repeating the process. The piece is 6 inch diameter by 2 1/2 inches tall.  This piece will bring years of enjoyment and conversation with friends when displayed on a table or shelf.  It is also a great gift item.  Not to be considered food safe.

Gift Ideas

How about a 5th Anniversary Wedding Gift which happens to be wood? Birthday Gift, Retirement Gift, Housewarming Gift.  This  Laquerware Bowl will be perfect in your home or as a gift to a special friend. 


All items on this website are made by me in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA.  I do not sell any third party items.  I guarantee if you purchase an item here you will receive an original Alan Adler piece.


Care for your bowl

  • Keep out of direct sunlight
  • Minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
  • Do not wash with water, if necessary use only a damp cloth
  • Wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff to restore luster.  I like beeswax, walnut oil and mineral oil


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