Zougan By Takafumi Mochizuki

Workshop  /  22 Jan 2021  -  24 Jan 2021
Published: 14.12.2020

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This technique is traced back to the 14th century where it kept on developing using different material like stones, metals and pearls till it reached its peak in Italy during the renaissance period especially in Tuscany where it became more than just a decorative technique combining craftsmanship together with Art.
Course content:
  • Introduction.
  • Designing and planning an inlay piece.
  • Learning about 4 types of wood.
  • Cutting techniques and overlapping.
  • Sand shading and scorching.
  • Inlaying and pressing technique.
  • Sanding and polishing.
  • Finishing.
This course is suitable for everyone interested in learning more about wood inlays, no previous skills required.

Dates and hours:

22 - 24 Jan 2021.
Friday: 5 - 8 pm; Sat & Sun: 9 am - 1 pm, 2 - 5 pm.
Course duration: 17 hours.
Price: 400 € (Vat included).
Number participants: 6 - 8 students.
Teaching language: English
Deadline to apply: please contact the school at asking for availability.

About the teacher:
Takafumi Mochizuki(inlayer), born in Tokyo in 1979, he lives in Florence since 2007. During the year 2008, he learned the skills of antique furniture restoration and of wood marquetry at Master Renato Olivastri’s craftsman studio. In 2014 he set up a shop in San Frediano area, where, applying his method of marquetry not only on classical pieces of furniture but also on various kinds of objects of curvilinear bent, like shoetrees, hat blocks, light fixtures, coat hangers, etc.

Contact and more work:
Facebook: @zouganista
Instagram: @zouganista