Category Archive: Crafts

My first piece of Veronica Gritsenko’s lacquerware

It is the very first lacquerware which I acquired from Veronica Gritsenko when I visited her studio in Bagan. It was stunningly beautiful with these indigo incised patterns on the lacquered surface of… Continue reading

Veronica Gritsenko’s Lacquerware at SOIL

SOIL is proud to present a rare collection of Veronica Gritsenko in Hong Kong. She has become our mentor, friend and partner that we share the passion about preserving the art of lacquerware… Continue reading

Asian Folkcraft

our joint venture with Mountain Folkcraft

Handbuilding from a slab of clay

I made this plate with a slab of clay. The process of making it is the most satisfying as you discover what you hands can create. Handbuilding techniques are always seemingly straight-forward tasks.… Continue reading

Little treasure from Kanazawa

This little lacquer box was delicately decorated with a crane in silver on a cinnabar red background. Something I found most interesting were a few ivory picks inside. I read later from a… Continue reading

Traditional Weaving

Perhaps Burma is not the only place in the world which is still doing weaving in the most ancient way……..But when I saw women who were weaving skillfully yet gracefully with a smile… Continue reading

my tea pots…

A pot can be divided by different parts: the body, the lid, the spout and the handle. The most difficult is to make each of these parts separately and to put them altogether.… Continue reading

Lacquerware making in Fuzhou

original design: SOIL x Chau So-hing

After sunset…. Fly me to the moon Let me play among the stars Limited edition lacquerware design by Chau So-hing

World Textiles

Silk from China, cottons from India, dyes from South America…this book written by Mary Schoeser presentes a chronological survey of textiles around the world from prehistory to the present day, exploring how they… Continue reading