2. Artisan process
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artist practices a form of handicraft, which involves casting a single piece
of work and destroying the mold in the process.
the artist carves a sculpture from beeswax and later the finished metal
casting will take the shape of the wax sculpture using what is called the
lost-wax burnout method. Since the original wax sculpture and the mold are
lost in the process, the finished piece is the only one of its kind, unlike
mass-production casting where the mold may be used repeatedly. After
casting, no additional carving is performed, but the artist must carefully
and meticulously hand-polish the metal casting to obtain a final work.
This process involves using a wax sculpture to make a mold to cast
metal then removing the wax from the mold by burning it off before pouring
in the metal.
A sculpture in the shape of the intended final product is carved from wax. The wax model is then placed in a flask and a mixture of fine sand and adhesive is poured around the wax figure and left to harden.
flask, still containing the wax model encased in a sandstone-like mold, is
placed in a blazing furnace where the wax is vaporized and exits through a
tube-shaped spurge leading from the top of the mold down to the wax figure.
Once the wax is gone, molten metal is poured into the mold through the
spurge and takes the shape of the former wax figure.
Next, the mold itself is dissolved in water, leaving only the metal casting and the flask to survive the process.
The silver work (950) is plated with 24-karat gold. A mixture of gold obtained after 3 months of dumping of small golden glitter in some mercury, is applied to the surface of the object. The gold adheres to the surface after evaporation of the mercury under the influence of the heat.
Stores and exhibitions
Kotsukaikan 1, Yurakuchoekimae, Tokyo
Rose Road, Yaesu
Chikagai 2, Tokyo
Boutique Roi-New Otani: Kioicho, Hotel New Otani, 2º floor, Tokyo
of October in Gallery 2104 (Aoyama, Tokyo)
End of October in Art
of February in KotsuKaikan (Yurakucho,
Classes ofFine Arts, jewel design and gold and silver handicraft. Inquiries:
Minami Magome 1-45-16, Ota-Ku, Tokyo 143-0025. Japan
Tel 03-37715516 (10AM-7 PM)
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