Originating in Japan in the 1600s, Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique for waterproofing and preserving wood. Traditionally three planks were wired together to form a triangular tube and placed over a small fire. Once the surface was significantly charred, the planks were removed, extinguished, scrubbed clean, and then sealed with oil. This method is a sustainable and safe method of finishing timber that does not employ the use of chemicals. Recently Shou Sugi Ban has increased in popularity among architects and designers for both its aesthetics and its green nature.
This workshop will focus on the method of employing Shou Sugi Ban. Students will experiment with different wood species, levels of char, and color tinting. Each student will leave the workshop with Shou Sugi Ban samples that they crafted.
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