Blinking Lights: A Glimpse into Antique Japanese Inlay Technique Nunome Zogan by Elisa Deval

Workshop  /  Technics   ProfessionalPractice   Making  /  13 Nov 2020  -  15 Nov 2020
Published: 21.10.2020
Work by Elisa Deval. .
Work by Elisa Deval.

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This workshop will cover the basics of Nunome-Zogan or waive-inlay in English. The technique allows the inlay of silver and gold patterns onto iron and copper-based alloys such as Shakudo and Shibuichi. During the darkening process the colour of the base metals will turn into different shades of black, grey and blue black. This effect emphasizes the silver and gold inlays. It’s possible to create anything from subtle glittering gold traces to big and intricate motifs on top of the dark metal background.