Practicing the Art of Shou Sugi BanWe had the opportunity to use an ancient Japanese technique Shou Sugi Ban to charcoal and texturize a custom coffee table, for one of our favorite clients, Vida
SPENCER STALEY TORCHES HIS WORK
Yesterday, we caught Spencer adding his own personal touch to his later milled sculpture. He decided to go over the piece with a propane torch, adding another dimension to the color & form. Here are a few photos of him at work.
This is an ancient technique called "shou-sugi-ban". In Japan, this was used to naturally protect the cedar from insects, fire and moisture.
Photos/Video by Arthur Hitchcock