Hiroshi Chigai

Flower vessel of mokumegane made in heat welding method.

  • Metalwork
  • Presented in 2013
  • H 30.0 x W 9.5 x D 9.5 cm
  • $11,016

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Category Metalwork
Year Presented 2013
Dimensions H 30.0 x W 9.5 x D 9.5 cm
Exhibition The 60th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Hard soldering

    Hard soldering (hagiawase) is a technique used join together different types of metal sheet. The technique makes it possible to create metalwork with striped or patchwork patterns. Once joined, the artisan may continue to shape the metal with a hammer.

  • Mokumegane

    Mokumegane (“wood-grain metal”) is a decorative metal laminate characterized by polychromatic wood-like grain patterns. The pattern is made by soldering together sheets of different metals to form a layered billet that is then hammer worked and cut to reveal the pattern. The metal may then be further worked to create objects with the unique patterning.