Tip - Handling gold leaf

Christine Williams

Because of an interest in Japanese arts and culture, one of my favourite television channels is NHK World (Freesat HD channel 209, NHK World TV apps and Sky TV) and I recommend anyone to give it a try. A recent programme showed a potter applying gold leaf to his pots and I thought that a couple of his ideas would be useful when applying gold leaf to enamel. His name is MinoriYoshita and he has been deemed a Japanese 'Living National Treasure'. You can see examples of his work by putting "The pottery of Minori Yoshita" as a search term in YouTube.