Japanese traditional copper alloys and colouring: a summer course with Kimiaki Kageyama

Workshop  /  Making   Technics   ProfessionalPractice   ShortCourses  /  22 Jul 2019  -  26 Jul 2019
Published: 21.02.2019

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Kimiaki Kageyama one of the most important Japanese Master Goldsmiths will introduce Japanese copper alloys and their colouring.
In Japan, colouring metals has been experimented since 4th~5th century. Direct colouring began around the end of the Heian period (794-1185) but it is during the Muromachi period (1330-1568) that the development of various kinds of copper alloys suitable for colouring flourished.
The alloys will be produced in traditional way and students can select different alloys to develop their personal concepts. Special technical issues and tools will be introduced during various stages of the working process. Special focus will be set on finishing, as polishing with particular charcoals and colouring.
The program of this year includes:
- How to make Copper alloy.
- How to colour the copper alloy.
- How to make engraving tools and inlay tools. 

During the course Professor Kimiaki Kageyama will give a lecture about how he makes leaves and flowers in iron and his way of colouring them.

Dates: Monday to Friday - 9 am to 4 pm.
Price: € 700 +22% VAT.
Language: English.