Posted in May 2012

One of my mokume rings…

One of my mokume rings…

Before I punched my Twitter user name and password on the new mokume plate and I finished it as a ring. Before as I made ‘Apple’ logo for a translation of mokume gane from original state to today’s society, I this time take ‘Twitter’, which is also one of the powerful symbol today as another translation.  … Continue reading

Gold Cloud

Gold Cloud

Poutuguese Merchants and Trading Vessels/ Early 17th century/ Namban paper screen Gold cloud is probably not familiar to neither Western nor Eastern people unless they are Japanese.  Gold cloud appears in ancient paintings of Japan which sometimes depicts people’s life, a plan of capital city, or a landscape.  Apparently, painting gold cloud is one of the painting … Continue reading

Inspirational words from Alexander McQueen

Inspirational words from Alexander McQueen

These are very impressive words from the book “Savage Beauty -Alexander McQueen”. As soon as I saw the words, I was assured that those words would be crucial to me to make sure what my theme is again and again… I put them into my ‘Inspirational works, things’ page so that you can read them in big image.

Using an electric kiln 2

Using an electric kiln 2

After fusing 9 layered of copper and gilding metal using an electric kiln, I have forged and rolled it down. It looks good so far, and next step is punching and make a pattern. I have cut useless edges off.  Now we can see the laminated maetal fused. I have punched my Twitter user name and password on … Continue reading

Using an electric kiln 1

Using an electric kiln 1

As I mentioned before, I tryed fusing using an electric kiln yesterday.  Because it was the first try with an electric kiln and, each book shows different setting temperature and operation time, this challenge was really TRY. I tryed fusing with 9layers of copper and gilding metal.  About this condition, one book says that it shoud be set … Continue reading

The second failure

The second failure

I did the second try for fusing different metals today. Well… when I took the billet out from a gas kiln for the first time today, it has not been fused yet, so I took it back into the kiln and did the second try.  But the second try also failed which meant it was not fused again… The school metal … Continue reading

Mokume gane with solder

Mokume gane with solder

Here I would like to show you how I have made Mokume gane using solder.  The most important thing to succeed is very good preparation!! 1, Prepare perfect flat sheet of metals without grease, scratches.  To remove grease and scratches, sand or scrub with powder of pumice. 2, Prepare thin sheets of solder which are rolled down.  The sheets need … Continue reading