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Jioh KANG

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

I have two years of experience in working at a wood shop. My motivation to join the Accademia was to expand my knowledge of craftsmanship and to accomplish the master course. I see the incredible value of furniture design because there are no longer many carpenters as we've had in the past. Due to the advancement of factories and the machinery, there is no longer the beauty of fitted furniture which made me started to question.

Oct. 10, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration

Furniture Making & Restoration vol.6 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Once the animal glue on inlay plates has been complete dried off, you will witness the gaps in between the positive and negative space. To mend the gaps in between, mix gesso powder with color powder to resemble the color of wood. Mix the powder together with drops of animal glue. Once the mix is in the right consistency, apply the mix on flower plates.
For the vase inlay, we used the stucco to mend the gap.
Let it dry over the night and once all the stuccos are dried, use sandpaper to clean the surface. Always pay attention not to scratch the plate with the sandpaper.
Due to my mistake of applying too much stucco on the vase inlay plates, I needed to use the sandpaper machine to clean the surface.

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Use alcohol to clean off all the excessive of dust.
The finishing process, use the gommalacca as finishing solution. First, tap the plates gently with a sack with volcano rock dust to fill in the micro dents on wood plates. Use knit piece of fabric and wrap around with a piece of cotton fabric. The gommalacca gets liquified with alcohol and base of the concentration base the thickness. In a plastic bottle, gommalacca mix is ready to use. Squeeze decent amount of gommalacca on the tampon to soak the fabric. To wax the plate, the arm consists in circular motions with the controlled strength.
Evenly wax the plates one at a time, more time as you would invest in waxing, it will show in the result.

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Art visit to Complesso di San Firenze
It’s baroque architecture and has a beautiful painting done by Matteo Bonechi on the ceiling. Fresco work by Niccolo Lapi, portraying the Trinity with Apostles and Florentine Saints.
The entrances are split into two gates, right and left. White marble sculptures as decoration on the exterior, depicting the symbolism of Faith and hope.
Originally had been built as Oratory and later on commissioned by a son of Senator Giuliano de Serragli to build an additional Church.
On the center of church, it’s crowned by the angels with trumpet, holding the coat of arms of Serragli’s family.

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