Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 28 - Tiny Kogo

Tiny bits of sage for a tiny kogo

This took a few days to complete since first the paper clay had to dry, and then I had to paint and seal it. Not to mention, other stuff going on...

It's a tiny kogo with a cicada on the lid. It's painted with acrylics and gold ink.
A kogo is an incense container used in Japanese tea ceremony. On January 28th I visited the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville and drooled over their kogo display. 

It is mostly formed by hand, but I used a fake Dremel tool to better define the cicada relief, make the interior deeper, to skim off the excess around the lip so the lids would fit together, and sand the whole thing.

The rabbit is a real kogo (circa 1980s) from Japan.

[January 28, 2016]

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