Mikana: new forms of mokume gane

O'DUBHGHAILL, Coilin (2017). Mikana: new forms of mokume gane. In: 20:20 Visions, Sheffield Hallam University, 7-9 July 2017. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper addresses the ongoing development of a new form of mokume gane. The mokume gane process has its origins in 16th century Japanese metalwork, and has been used in the West since Tiffany & Co, and Christofle adopted the process in the 1870’s. Research in the 1980’s enabled the production of precious metal mokume gane jewellery and more widespread commercialisation of production. The paper discuses the historical background of mokume gane and describes an interdisciplinary project between researchers and designers from the jewellery and silversmithing field, working in collaboration with material scientists and engineers, that led to a new form of mokume gane production techniques. The paper reflects on the collaboration and how the research was carried out, and the subsequent formation of a spinout company “Mikana” to commercialise the new material.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Art and Design
Depositing User: Coilin O'Dubhghaill
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 12:50
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 12:50
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18172

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