End of Sep. As a member of China Metalworks Union, I am very honored to be invited to attend the Academic Communication in City of Zhaoyuan city of Shandong Province, Zhaoyuan is the capital of China's Gold. Under the local government's help and Metalworks Union's organization, About a hundred great masters and experts from all over the China stay together for a week. the handmade gold, silver, copper, jade, wood, and shell and ect. Some works are real beautiful. and find lots of things worth to learn. i really interested on the metal finish/color tech i saw there. here attached some photo for the record share with all of you here.
hand chasing and repousse from 9 dragon metalworks studio - handmade custom Japanese & Chinese sword fittings and jewellry
The technique used for all them is starting with metal blanks and carving with the chisels and hammers. They are not the technique of wax carving and lost wax casting. Charles Wu is the maker and owner of 9 drgonmetalworks studio
Who are we?
Master Charles Wu is a skilled craftsman and owner of 9 dragon metalworks studio, who specializes in intricately carved metalwork. He has a considerable knowledge of traditional East-Asian sword fittings, but he is also an acomplished artisan of decorative metal fixtures and jewelery. He can work with various kinds of noble metals and inlay, plate and braze them toghther in various ways.
Techniques and Tools
Intricate carving and openwork is acheived through the craftsman's ability to visualize the object in its several steps of manufacture and through the judicious use of several tools and techniques. It is Master Wu's perception that usually four things are needed at any point are : Chisel, Hammer, Hands and a Holder. Doubtlessly, one of the most important tools is the chisel. There are many chisels that are used when making a piece, all appropriate for a particular shape and function.
In a word,
The way the technique used for them is starting with metal blanks and carving with a chisel and hammer. They are not the technique of wax carving and lost wax casting
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Handmade custom iron tsuba peony - for Japanese sword fittings - Fuchi Kashira Seppa Habaki Kurigata Guard
Showcase on Etsy, the Handmade Metalwork by 9 Dragon Metalworks Studio,
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