Ottchil & Process

  Ott(Ottchil) is Natural lacquer and it is sap from the lacquer trees which grow in the certain east Asian countries like China, Japan, Vietnam and Korea. Those countries also have their own  traditional skill and develop their tradition with this material. In Chinese Ottchil is known as Qui and Japanese as Urushi.  Ott has been used for over 2000 years, the oldest lacquered artifacts excavated can be dated back to 4th century BC.

Ottchil has many steps to be followed including 

applying Ott and find sand on a surface - ottchil - sanding. It takes months to make one piece of Ottchil art piece.  

I follow the traditional method of ottchil but through  experimentation I created my own method of applying Ott  to my designs.