Monthly Archives: February 2013

Recreating Western Lacquer Using Historic Recipes – Day 8

Marianne’s comments As you can see from the photograph above, the boards are really looking spectacular. Today I will catch up on one of the comments I have received. Miho Kitagawa writes that she feels the addition of Venetian turpentine … Continue reading

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Recreating Western Lacquer Using Historic Recipes – Day 7

Marianne’s comments One beautiful thing about the Internet is that many rare books can now be easily accessed on-line or downloaded. Although I miss the fun of climbing stacks of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, passing rows of beautifully … Continue reading

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Recreating Western Lacquer Using Historic Recipes – Day 6

Marianne’s Comments: When I am at a party and people ask me what work I do, I usually start with; I am a conservator who restores objects. This is invariably followed by a question on exactly what objects I restore. … Continue reading

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Recreating Western Lacquer Using Historic Recipes – Day 5

Marianne’s Comments. Yesterday Jonas added dragon’s blood to two of the varnishes we are preparing. Dragon’s blood conjures up images of alchemists in medieval castles preparing various magical potions. In fact, the name in one form or another has been … Continue reading

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Recreating Western Lacquer Using Historic Recipes – Day 4

Marianne’s comments Not too much to post today as we were pretty busy making varnishes. I received a note about my way of putting horsetail in a bundle to use it like a glass bristle brush. It was felt that … Continue reading

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Recreating Western Lacquer Using Historic Recipes – Day 3

Marianne’s Comments: Today we started preparing horsetail so it can be used for sanding the panels, as they are prepared. On the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia where I live gardeners despise it. It is an ancient plant that spreads … Continue reading

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Recreating Western Lacquer Using Historic Recipes – Day 2

Marianne’s Comments: In response to yesterday’s blog Miho Kitagawa says that the Manila Copal we used in the S&P Best White varnish was not available in Europe at the time S&P were writing. She felt that Zanzibar copal, which is … Continue reading

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Recreating Western Lacquer using Historic Recipes – Day 1

Marianne Webb – Introduction For the next two weeks my website will feature a blog on recreating western lacquer surfaces using historic recipes. This project came about because Jonas Veenhoven is doing an internship with me to study western lacquer. … Continue reading

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New Blog!

Watch here for the new blog on recreating historic western lacquer recipes, starting next week!

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Lecture

SECHELT, B.C. – 100 pay day loan.com There will be a talk of interest to gardeners, naturalists and artists alike Wednesday, “Paints from Plants” by Marianne Webb November 9, 2011, 7 p.m. at the Botanical Garden’s Sparling Pavilion, 5941 Mason … Continue reading

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