Sensei Kimiaki Kageyama back to Alchimia
Kimiaki Kageyama one of the most important Japanese master goldsmiths will introduce Japanese copper alloys and their colouring.
Date: July 20 to July 25 2015
Cost: 850€ + VAT 22%
This years program includes:
1. How to make the copper alloy
2. How to color the copper alloy
3.How to make engraving tools and inlay tools
In Japan coloring metals has been experimented since the 4th-5th century. Direct colouring began during the Heian period (794-1185) but is during the Muromachi period that the development of copper alloys suitable for colouring flourished.
During the course the alloys will be produced in traditional and students can select different alloys suitable to their personal projects. Special technical issues and tools will be introduced during various stages of the working process.
Special focus will be set on finishings, as polishing with particular charcoals and colouring.