Victoria Lansford

 

Foliage

Original pattern Side Weave Mesh chain bracelet with a clasp of mokume gane Eastern repousse

fine silver, sterling, copper, shibuichi, 22k gold, Koroit opal

7-1/4" long x 1-3/8" wide x 1/2" deep

Links can be added or subtracted for sizing.

©2012, Victoria Lansford; $1840. (sold)

 

Foliage, bracelet

Foliage is a recent series of Eastern repousse mokume gane. Instead of flattening out all the slopes of the mountains, as has been my style for quite a few years now, I let the shapes retain more of their curvature on both axies. This gives the shapes a feeling of building vertically on top of each other. The shapes themselves are inspired by fern fronds, aspidistras, and orchid leaves. My intent is to create an abstracted hanging garden effect, reminiscent of indoor botanical conservatories with their walls of lush texture.

These pieces begin life as flat unpatterend sheets of fused layers of metals. All of the mokume patterning is a direct result of the Eastern repousse process. Once I've completed the repousse, I grind off the hammer marks on the surface to reveal the cross section of all those lucious layers of metal. Patination highlights the contrasting colors of the shibuichi, copper, and sterling.

 

 

This chain pattern is featured in the book,

Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters: All Chained Up

 

Mokume gane is a laminate technique composed of fused sheets of varying alloys, such as sterling, gold, copper, shibuichi, or shakudo, that are hammered, carved, and/or filed to expose a cross section, creating unique patterns. This technique is similar to damascene steel.

I repoussé sheets of unpatterned, straight grain mokume and grind the surface afterwards to reveal the resulting cross section of metals.

 

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