Fabulous book by Japanese Master jewellery artist Minoru Miki.
Master Minoru Miki has over 40 years experience in the jewellery industry. He studied and graduated in jewellery engraving at the Tokyo University of the Art.
Over the years Minoru has been a Lecturer at the Yamanashi Prefectural Institute of Gemology and Jewelry Art, and Tokyo University of Arts. He was the President of the Japan Jewelry Designers Association until 2008.
In this book he shares his ways of using original techniques, having put them through many trials and errors. It covers the basics to Cad/Cam, and art Clay (of course!)
"This book is a compilation of jewellery making techniques. Starting with the basics, it features simple explanations of the simplest and least expensive methods that can be used by beginners to create wonderful jewellery without expensive machinery or tools.
It is only possible to understand the essence of jewellery by making it with one's own hands. I believe that is where the seeds of originality come from, not just from reading books."
- Minoru Miki.
Some of the topics covered:
- Basic traditional jewellery making techniques
- Mokume Gane
- Art Clay Silver
- Diffusion bonding
- Lost Wax Casting
- Fusion Welding
- Texturing metal
- Using a chasing tool
Soft cover, 80 pages.