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Mokume Gane Spoons

spoons

Artist:
Regine Schwarzer
Subject:
Laminae
these spoons are forged from Mokume Gane

Spoons -  Mokume Gane*  hand forged 

Swirly, 60x15x10mm

Laminae,  73x15x10mmn

 

*Mokume-gane (木目金) is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns; the term is also used to refer to the resulting laminate itself. The term mokume-gane translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal" and describes the way metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain Mokume-gane fuses several layers of differently coloured precious metals together to form a sandwich of alloys called a "billet." The billet is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over its surface. Numerous ways of working mokume-gane create diverse patterns. Once the metal has been rolled into a sheet or bar, several techniques are used to produce a range of effects.

 

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