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Mokume Gane


»Mokume Gane (木目金) is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns. Mokume gane translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal", describing the way the metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain.«

Mokume Gane is a product made by fusing several layers of different coloured and often precious metals together to form a sandwich of alloys. This so called billet is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over the surface.

This exploration broadened my sense of working with various metals. Handicraft transforms and creates value through tacit/knowledge based processes. Objects of culture evolve in hands on processes of making and understanding.










©Heinrich Ehnert, 2017