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Jioh Kang

Nationality: South Korea
Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Program: One Year Course
Period: Jan. 14, 2019 - Jul. 26, 2019

Place of Birth Seoul, raised in Lantau, 2 years at Interlochen, 6months a Crimee, and 2.5 years at Ecouen. Pursued the basics of Fine Arts education. Now, based in Firenze learning furniture making and restoration.

Sep. 30, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Jioh Kang | Course: Furniture Making and Restoration

Furniture Making vol.3 (One-year 2019 – Jioh)

Jewelry Design blog
As the flower plates has been glued with animal glue, gently peel off the newspaper. To complete to remove the surface, soak a sponge in hot water to easily remove the animal glue. Gently sub the surface with a sponge and be careful not to bath the sheet too much. If the sheet is too damp, the sheet would no longer be smooth and flat. Humidity easily affects the condition of woods. Once the surface is clean, use small grains of sandpapers to gently smoothen the surface. It is very important to completely clean the animal glue off the surfaces. The residue of glue will affect adhesive result.

Interior Design blog
To transfer the sheet on a thicker plate, apply the animal glue on the cleaned surface and attach on a b Once the other newspaper side of the plate is facing upwards, use the thick masking tape to prevent plate from curling.

Interior Design blog
Extended explanation of vase cut process.
Once all the pieces for the vase has been cut off, use the masking tape to fix the negative and positive frames together. Before applying vinyl glue to attach, it’s important to roughen the surface of the wood plate and lay down to be glued. To ensure its flatness, lay the plate in between thicker wood board and use clamps to put on the pressure.

Interior Design blog
As a continuation and practice of inlay methods, I have developed to make another plate. Rose Design, fairly less complicated than the previous patterns. I am getting more familiar with the use of hand saw as I continue the practice in studio and during independent study hours.

Animal glue solid forms. Animal glue; bone glues are only used for wood and reactive to heat & water.

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

I went to Uffizi on Thursday afternoon, the daunting scale of space has got me slipped away from time. Fascinated for hours, each corridor as I pass by, and endless rooms filled with magnificent sight of sculptures & painting.
Marble sculptures could only be extremely elegant by artist’s knowledge of his strength to the marble. I admire the smoothness and visual proportional beauty of its weight.

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

The religious context of paintings always fascinates me by individual’s distinctive style. Same roots of the story to be told yet different visual and emotions to be moved.

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

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Jewelry Making vol.5 (Summer 2019 – mariko)

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Language:   Reporter: Mariko KATO
Course: Jewelry

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Furniture Making vol.11 (One-year 2019 – Jioh)

Another engraving method. As I have used the handed blades…
Language:   Reporter: Jioh Kang
Course: Furniture Making and Restoration

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Painting Drawing vol.16 (One-year 2019 – Kristin)

Something New This week has been a huge come-down of ener…
Language:   Reporter: Kristin FIORVANTI
Course: Painting and Drawing

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